Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POACEAE
  • Basionym : Saccharum repens Willd.
  • Synonym(s) : Rhynchelytrum repens (Willd.) C.E.Hubb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka
  • Vernacular name : Thoovalpullu (Malayalam); Chota-Kaglu, Kondas (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and grasslands, also in rocky terrains
  • Comments / notes : Inroduced. Commonly cultivated in gardens, also on hills above 1000m on exposed slopes in discrete clumps
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Beed district, Kolhapur district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Palghar district, Ratnagiri district, Raigad district, Thane district, Sindhudurg district, Pune district, Satara district
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Pakistan; introduced to many other tropical countries.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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.; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. repens. Downloaded on 6 June 2020.

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