Spodiopogon aristatus Rinku J. Desai & Vinay M. Raole

  • Family : POACEAE
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shady places on roadsides
  • Comments / notes : The species is a component of monsoon and post-monsoon herbaceous vegetation of the Tapi and Valsad districts where it receives 90 – 120 cm rainfall per annum. Locally common in shady places on roadsides as a part of the natural vegetation.
  • Key identification features : The specific epithet aristatus refers to the aristate apex of both the glumes of the sessile spikelet.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Rinku J. Desai & Vinay M. Raole (2012). Spodiopogon aristatus, a new species of Poaceae from Gujarat, India. Kew Bull. 67(1): 103.
  • 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=Spodiopogon aristatus. Downloaded on 27 September 2023.


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