Mnesithea laevis (Retz.) Kunth

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Basionym : Rottboellia laevis Retz.
  • Synonym(s) : Rottboellia perforata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mnesithea laevis (Retz.) Kunth
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Coastal zones in dry sandy soil
  • Comments / notes : On wayside or within bushes in scrub jungles.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district
    • Odisha : Bolangir district, Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia
  • 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; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Mnesithea laevis. Downloaded on 14 November 2019.

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