Pogonatherum crinitum (Thunb.) Kunth

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Basionym : Andropogon crinitus Thunb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pogonatherum crinitum (Thunb.) Kunth
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands and open areas
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Pune district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Cuddalore district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tiruvallur district, Tirunelveli district, Virudhunagar district
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Japan, Solomon Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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. .
  • 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=Pogonatherum crinitum. Downloaded on 17 August 2022.

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