Poa annua L.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Poa annua L.
  • Common name : Annual Meadow Grass
  • Vernacular name : Kolapullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands at high elevations
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated as turf grass. Cosmopolitan in distribution and one of the world's worst weeds. This species is a potential seed contaminant and thrives well in anthropogenic habitats.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 27/12/1971
  • Collection Nos : R R Rao 1648; CS 5154
  • Collection Locality : Katikere estate, B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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=Poa annua. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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