Hindi name: “Chirchiri”; love grass;
 
 
 

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Flora of Andaman23-060111-PKA1: I had seen this Grass sp. on the way to Chidiyatapu from Port Blair
(Andaman).
Date/Time: 23-12-2010 / 07:00AM
Location:  Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Herb


–  Chrysopogon aciculatus. http://www.flickr.com/photos/niznoprob/4877391418/


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grass Chrysopogon aciculatus (Andropogon aciculatus):  

A common grass in playing fields is CHORKANTA in Bengali. “Plant Groups” refers this as Andropogon aciculatus.
Habit & Habitat : common grass in grassland, avg. height 1 foot
Date : 13/6/12, 12.12 p.m.
Place : Hooghly
This grass is very common in uncultivated land, outfields of playgrounds. We call this CHORKANTA in Bengali. My assumption, of it being Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin. (syn. Andropogon aciculatus Retz.), based upon –
  1. “a pest of waste fields during the rains” – “Plant Groups” by H. Mukherji, a college text book from West Bengal
  2. records from Serampore (Hooghly) – “Flora Indica, or, Descriptions of Indian plants / by the late William Roxburgh. Serampore: Printed for W. Thacker, 1832. url p. 722.” = http://zipcodezoo.com/Plants/A/Andropogon_aciculatus/
However, description and id keys of the grass is available, but beyond my understanding –
I will try to collect data on measurements of this grass too.


Yes! Chrysopogon aciculatus from me too! Locally called as ‘Chirchiri’ (चिरचिरी) in Bhagalpur district of Bihar.


Thank you very much … for the ID of this grass. I will try to scale this grass too.


Recorded more images of this grass today (25-June-2012)


 

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I had seen this Grass sp. on the way to Chidiyatapu from Port Blair (Andaman).

Date/Time: 23-12-2010 / 07:00AM
Location: Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Herb

Thanks to … for the ID.
Bot. name: Chrysopogon aciculatus
Family: Poaceae


 

 
 
 
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