Aristida setacea Retz.

  • Family : POACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species : Aristida setacea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aristida setacea Retz.
  • Common name : Broom Grass
  • Vernacular name : Dodda hanchi hullu, Parke hullu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-224
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : September, 2010
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : A coarse perennial. Culms are stout and erect. Leaves are linear, convolute, sheaths are long. Ligule is a fringe of short hairs. Spikelets are in a panicle, 12-17 mm long. Glumes are linear-lanceolate. Lemma is 3-nerved, awn is smooth.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : On plains and lower hill slopes.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Anantapur district, Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Odisha State
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mascarene Islands
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. setacea. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.


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