Sporobolus diander (Retz.) P.Beauv.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Sporobolus indicus var. flaccidus (Roem. & Schult.) Veldkamp; Sporobolus indicus var. Diander (Retz.) Jovet & Guédès
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sporobolus diandrus (Retz.) P.Beauv.
  • Common name : Drop seed Grass
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and wasteland
  • Comments / notes : Common along road-sides and in wastelands.
  • Key identification features : A tufted grass. Leaves flat or involute; ligule a fringe of hairs. Panicle pyramidal; branches spreading, with many small spikelets arranged racemosely along the axis. Spikelets c. 1.5 mm. long. Stamens 2. Grain c. 0.6 mm. long, obovoid, coarsely pitted.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy; Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 21-11-2010; 15-11-2014
  • Collection Nos : HFP 618, HFP 1828, R R Rao 1733, HFP 363, FAP 40344; HJCB-E-36
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district (AP); Batrepalli, Nigidi forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.2. Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Sporobolus diander. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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