Perotis indica

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Perotis indica (L.) Kuntze
  • Synonyms : Anthoxanthum indicum L.
  • Common Name : Kuras, Indian Comet Grass
  • Plant Family : Poaceae (Gramineae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Gramineaebecame Poaceae. However, the name Gramineae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Punit Van

About Perotis indica Plant :

  • Habit : A tall, slender, erect or suberect herbs.
  • Leaves : Lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, glabrous, flat.
  • Inflorescence :
    • Spike long, compact, violet-purple.
    • Spikelets subterete, narrowly linear, scabrous.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - October
  • Significance : Found growing as wild.