Acorus calamus L.

  • Family : ARACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acoraceae
  • Species : Acorus calamus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Acorus calamus L.
  • Common name : Sweet Flag
  • Vernacular name : Gorbacc (Hin.); Bajae (Kan.); Vasambu (Tam.); Ugragandha (San.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July; July onwards
  • Comments : Mostly introduced. In plains up to 1200 m, often by village wells, along watercourses, etc. Also cultivated for native medicine.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • World Distribution : North temperate, Tropical Asia
  • Literature : 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. calamus. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.



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