Ochlandra scriptoria (Dennst.) C.E.C.Fisch.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ochlandra rheedii (Steud.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ochlandra scriptoria (Dennst.) C.E.C.Fisch.
  • Vernacular name : Ammeyi, Eera, Kolanchi, Oodal, Ottal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : River banks and stream sides
  • Comments / notes : Common along the banks of streams in forests. The culms are sometimes used for mat and basket-making.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-February
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2601, HFP 2710
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Ochlandra scriptoria. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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