Oropetium thomaeum (L.f.) Trin.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POACEAE
  • Basionym : Nardus thomaea L.f.
  • Synonym(s) : Rottboellia thomaea (L.f.) Koenig
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oropetium thomaeum (L.f.) Trin.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : On old walls, roofs and on bare rocky soil
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in dry places on plains.
  • Key identification features : Small, densely tufted grass, usually orbicular in outline
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 15/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-239
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Aurangabad district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Sangli district, Satara district, Solapur district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Mysore
  • 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=Oropetium thomaeum. Downloaded on 5 June 2020.

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