Saccharum arundinaceum Retz.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Basionym : Erianthus arundinaceum (Retz.) Jesw.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Saccharum arundinaceum Retz.
  • Common name : Devil sugarcane, Reedy sugarcane
  • Vernacular name : Munji hullu (Kannada); Amadarbha, Naim-kana, Ambottal, Munjapullu, Mekhapullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Along streams and cultivated field borders
  • Key identification features : A grass with silvery-grey infloresence
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Collector(s) Name : M Brahmam
  • Collection Date : 02/01/78
  • Collection Nos : RRLB 2946
  • Collection Locality : Ganjam, Ganjam District
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka and Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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=Saccharum arundinaceum. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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