Saccharum spontaneum L.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Saccharum spontaneum L.
  • Common name : Thatch grass, Wild sugar cane, Kans Grass
  • Vernacular name : Rellugaddi (Telugu); Bagberi, Kamis (Marathi); Choottapullu, Kusa, Kusadarbha, Kuruvikarimbu, Nannana, Njangan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wetlands
  • Comments / notes : Very common along stream banks, near arable lands etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collection Date : 28/02/17
  • Collection Nos : HJCB 960
  • Collection Locality : Similipahar Tiger Reserve Forest, Odisha
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district Bidar district, Dharwad district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Tamil Nadu : KMTR (Tirunelveli district)
  • World Distribution : Old World tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; 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 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 spontaneum. Downloaded on 20 October 2020.

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