Pseudoraphis spinescens (R.Br.) Vickery

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Basionym : Panicum spinescens R.Br.
  • Synonym(s) : Pseudoraphis aspera Pilger; Chamaeraphis spinescens (R.Br.) Poir.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pseudoraphis spinescens (R.Br.) Vickery
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Flooded fields, large pools of brackish water
  • Comments / notes : Often along the edges of ponds or submerged; also on plains
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1835, CJS 13931
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Buldhana district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nanded district, Parbhani district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Cuddalore district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Thanjavur district, Tiruvallur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Southeast Asia, China, Borneo, New Guinea to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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; Henry, Chithra & Balakrishnan (1989). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 3.
  • 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=Pseudoraphis spinescens. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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