Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Poaceae

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Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate Spiral

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oblong

Leaf Apex

Acuminate

Leaf Base

Sheathing

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A perennial creeping grass with erect culms.

Habitat and Distribution : Very common in tropical and warm temperate regions, throughout the world. Plains from the coast to lower hills.

Indigenous Information : Whole plant is used in the preparation of medicines for the children.

 

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Names:


Irula : Gherkai pullu/Arugampullu
Tamil : Arugam pillu
Hindi : Dub, Hariali

Flower:

In panicles of spikelets.

Fruit :

A caryopsis, linear.

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Poaceae