W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania, W. Indian Ocean, Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Gabon, Gambia, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nigeria, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zaïre; Introduced into: Guinea-Bissau, Queensland as per POWO;
Common name: Indian Comet Grass • Kannada: narimisai-hullu, jabburu-korlai-hullu • Malayalam: tsjeria-kuren-pullu • Marathi: dev-nail, urya-nail • Tamil: narival, kudiraival pullu, thopparai pullu • Telugu: nakka thoka, nakka peechu


[Efloraofindia_Perotis indica_021111PD02_ Flora of Odisha]:
sending the photograph of Perotis indica from Ranpur

Name of the species: Perotis indica
Family: Poaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, Odisha
Habit: Grass
Habitat: Wild, grasslands
Altitude: 150 m above msl
Ecology: Common in dry, over grazed soils.
Description: Clums ascending or erect from geniculate base, 10-45 cm long, leaves ovate to lanceolate, pungently acute, margines spinulose-ciliate, base cordate, recemes 5-18 cm long


03012013 BRS 424:
Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: Kadapakkam, Vilupuram Dist.,
Date: 30.12.2012
Habitat: garden
Habit: Grass

It appears Perotis indica to me. please wait for … comment

Yes, it is Perotis indica


ANOCT09/09 Grass for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Family: Poaceae
Date: 25th October 2015
Place: Savandurga, Karnataka
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Scrub forest

Perotis indica



Hampi, KA :: Grass for ID :: ARK2020-060 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Saw this grass in the ancient ruins complex in Hampi, KA in October 2019.
I have only one pic. Is it possible to ID even at genus level based on this pic?
Would greatly appreciate any feedback.

Perotis indica,

Perotis indica


Perotis indica – YS Apr2020-11 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) – around 850 kb each.
This one is Perotis indica (L.) Kuntze.
Date of Photos – Sept., 2019
Place – Rewari, Haryana


POWO  Flowers of India

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