Eragrostis nigra Nees ex Steud.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eragrostis nigra Nees ex Steud.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded Evergreen forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Rare on hills to about 1050m. Occasional as clumps on exposed rocks.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district), Anantagiri (Vishakapatnam district)
    • Karnataka : Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Satara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Common
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.; B.D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh. 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V2, KFRI; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Eragrostis nigra. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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