Ischaemum timorense Kunth

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ischaemum zeylanicola Bor
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ischaemum timorense Kunth
  • Common name : Centipede Grass, Kucuntu Grass
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Margins of backwaters and grasslands, moist shady places and among bushes
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
  • World Distribution : America, Java, Malesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Thailand, Taiwan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Ischaemum timorense. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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