Zoysia matrella (L.) Merr.

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Zoysia pungens Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Zoysia matrella (L.) Merr.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Banks fo backwaters, streams and lakes and mangrove forests
  • Comments / notes : Often as green patches on sandy soil.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, RNK, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malaysia, China, RyuKyu Islands, Mauritius
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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.; Henry, Chithra & Balakrishnan (1989). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. .
  • 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=Zoysia matrella. Downloaded on 18 August 2022.

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