Hygroryza aristata (Retz.) Nees ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hygroryza aristata (Retz.) Nees ex Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : Bengal wild rice
  • Vernacular name : Jungali dal (Hindi); Nirvaaraha (Sanskrit); Neervallippullu, Varinellu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wetlands
  • Comments / notes : Common in tanks, lakes and slow-moving streams
  • Flower, Fruit : November-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Khurda district, Mayurbhanj district, Cuttack district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Hygroryza aristata. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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