Sporobolus piliferus (Trin.) Kunth

  • 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) : Sporobolus piliferus (Trin.) Kunth
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1200m, on exposed slopes, by rocks in thin layer of soil.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-September
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
  • World Distribution : East Africa, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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 piliferus. Downloaded on 8 August 2022.

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