Schizachyrium brevifolium (Sw.) Nees ex Buse

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Basionym : Andropogon brevifolius Sw.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Schizachyrium brevifolium (Sw.) Buse
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in open grasslands and often on hill slopes above 1450m, abundant along moist rocks.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & B. Sadasivaiah
  • Collection Date : 20-01-2011
  • Collection Nos : FAP 41811
  • Collection Locality : Rachakuntapalli, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Bhandara district, Buldhana district, Jalgaon district, Nanded district, Parbhani district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : Old World Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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; Herbarium specimen from Rachakuntapalli, Kadapa district (AP)
  • 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=Schizachyrium brevifolium. Downloaded on 25 February 2021.

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