Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) Beauv.

 
  • Family : CYPERACEAE
    (Sedge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BARA-NAGAR-MOTHA FAMILY (बड़ा नागर मोथा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CYPERACEAE
  • Basionym : Cyperus polystachyos Rottb.
  • Synonym(s) : Cyperus polystachyos (Rottb.) P.Beauv.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pycreus polystachyos (Rottb.) Beauv.
  • Common name : Bunchy Flat Sedge
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas in grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Common in marshy places, paddy fields and near sea shores.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy; P. Prakash & K.P. Sreenath
  • Collection Date : Dec. 2010; 21-09-1978
  • Collection Nos : FAP 37951; KFP 2770
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli RF, Anantapur district (AP); Kendathi Hill, Kolar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Balasore district, Ganjam district, Cuttack district, Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Pycreus polystachyos. Downloaded on 17 September 2021.

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