Acorus calamus L.

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acoraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acorus calamus L.
  • Common name : Sweet Flag, Sweet root
  • Vernacular name : Ugragandha (Sanskrit); Gorbacc (Hindi); Bajae (Kannada); Vayambu, Vashnpa (Malayalam); Vasambu (Tamil); Yakand (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Water bodies
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in marshy places, and sometimes cultivated for native medicine.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Nashik district, Sindhudurg district
  • Native : Eurasia, North and Central America
  • World Distribution : North temperate hemisphere and Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014- Flora of South Kanara; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (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=Acorus calamus. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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