Spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr.

 
  • 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) : Spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr.
  • Common name : Ravanna's Moustache
  • Vernacular name : Ravanna meese (Kannada); Elimullu, Koorumullu, Koorupullu, Padakapullu, Ravana-meesa (Malayalam); Ravansura meesalu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Sea shore
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dharwad district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; 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=Spinifex littoreus. Downloaded on 8 August 2022.

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