SPIN-ee-feks — spine maker; makes spinesDave’s Botanary
lit-TOR-ee-us — pertaining to the seashoreDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: littoral spinegrass, Ravan’s moustache, water-pinkKannada: ರಾವಣನ ಮೀಸೆ raavanana meeseKonkani: सरांटो saramtoMalayalam: എലിമുള്ളു elimulluMarathi: कोलांटी तण kolanti tan, रावणाची मिशी ravanachi mishiOriya: ବଡ଼ କଙ୍କ barda kanka, ରାବଣେଶ୍ବର ଦାଢ଼ି Rabaneswara dardhiTamil: எலிக்குச்சிப்புல் eli-k-kucci-p-pul, இராவணன் மீசை iravanan-michai, இராவணன்புல் iravanan-pulTelugu: గుత్తి రోమలు గడ్డి gutti-romalu-gaddi, రావణాసురుని మీసాలు ravanasuruni-misalu

Distribution: coasts of s China, India, Sri Lanka, s-e Asia


 

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GRASS WEEK-22/12/2010 SMP 3: This plant, I think a grass species was observed on the sea coast of Ambolgad near Rajapur (Konkan Maharashtra). The leaf blade is whitish green. It has creeping nature. Few inflorescence were also observed. It shared the habitat of *Ipomoea biloba* which is common on all sea coasts of India.


 

 

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Grass sp. for ID–07022011-PKA2:  had seen this Grass sp. at the Sea shore near Karwar (Majali Beach). Date/Time: 15-01-2011 / 01:00PM
Location: Majali Beach, karwar, Karnataka
Habitat:Wild 


–  Spinifex littoreus popularly known as Ravanan meese ( i.e Ravana’s moustache) in Tamil. It is found along the coast of Cuddalore.
Please see the link for its importance.  http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/25/stories/2010092553130300.htm


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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week :: Poaceae » Spinifex littoreus on Bada beach :: 17 DEC 12 03:05 :: DV19 : 2 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.

Poaceae
Spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr. 
SPIN-ee-feks — spine maker; makes spinesDave’s Botanary
lit-TOR-ee-us — pertaining to the seashoreDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: littoral spinegrass, Ravan’s moustache • Kannada: ರಾವಣನ ಮೀಸೆ Raavanana meese • Konkani: सरांटो saramto • Malayalam: എലിമുള്ളു elimullu • Marathi: रावणाची मिशी Ravanachi mishi • Oriya: ବଡ଼ କଙ୍କ barda kanka, ରାବଣେଶ୍ବର ଦାଢ଼ି Rabaneswara dardhi • Tamil: எலிக்குச்சிப்புல் eli-k-kucci-p-pul, இராவணன்புல் iravanan-pul • Telugu: గుత్తి రోమలు గడ్డి gutti-romalu-gaddi, రావణాసురుని మీసాలు avanasuruni-misalu
Distribution: coasts of s China, India, Sri Lanka, s-e Asia
References: Flowers of IndiaFlora of ChinaENVIS – FRLHTDDSA 
Bada Beach (Kumta) on 17 DEC 12 


Nice photos …, I like this plant very much and wonder how come it survives in dry sands of the coast.

Tamil Name: இராவணன் மீசை


Thank you very very much … for this apt name.

Surprisingly, it survives only there! Nature’s wonder. Very interesting.

I had seen this plant (Poaceae Family) at the Sea shore near Karwar (Majali Beach).
Bot. name: Spinifex littoreus


Had seen it when I visited Madras beach in 1966.


 

Spinifex littoreus
Coastal grass.


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Spinifex littoreus? — Lakshadweep Flora- PKA5 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).  

This particular Grass sp. was very common at the beaches at Kadmat Island at Lakshadweep.
Bot. name: Spinifex littoreus
Family: Poaceae

Yes, it is Spinifex littoreus, female plant


Sending 3 pics of sandbinders from Golden beachPuri


first photograph is of spinifex littoreus


In spinifix male and female inflorescence looks different. and this one is male.

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ID request- Lakshadweep Flora- PKA6 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6).

This particular Grass sp. was seen at the beaches at Kadmat Island at Lakshadweep.

Date/Time: 25-03-2014 / 06:30PM


Perhaps, Spinifex littoreus


Yes, it is Spinifex littoreus, male plant.

It is a dioecious plant, that is, male and female inflorescences are found on separate plants. The female inflorescence is spiny and is like a spiny ball which rolls away in wind.
Found on sea shores world wide. Also called rolling dallis grass.


I had seen this in Rajapur (On beach)


 

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Flora of Karwar__for info._22052014 PJ1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Sand binder- Spinifex littoreus popularly called as Ravan’s Moustache in foreground and Ipomoea pescapraea in the back ground a good example of Beach ecosystem of Karwar 
Flora of Karwar__for info._22052014 PJ1

Date/Time-:17/05/14 – 08:30 
Location- Place, Altitude – Karwar , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, sea level
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild 
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- ….


Flora of Karwar__for info._21052014 PJ1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Pl see attached Sand binder  – a good example of Beach ecosystem Spinifex Littoreus, …
The stability of beach system is maintained by several known / unknown Plant species. The beach erosion is controlled by this. Also it prevents rough winds and strong tides which engulf the beach land.
Devbag Beach, Karwar Uttarakannada ,Karnataka, India
Flora of Karwar__for info._21052014 PJ1
Date/Time-:17/05/14   –    08:30
Location- Place, Altitude – Karwar , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, sea level
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild  


 

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Goa, May 2015 :: Requesting ID of this tree :: ARKJUN-04/15 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)

Requesting to please ID this grass growing on the beach at Varca, Goa in May 2015.
Is this Spinifex littoreus?


Very effective sand binder; Indo-Malesian in distribution.


I agree with …


Yes it is Spinifex littoreus


 

 

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Spinifex littoreus :: Chilika islands :: 13 JAN 2019 : 5 posts by 4 authors. 7 images.
Chilika islands  

Date: January 13, 2019 … Altitude: about sea level
Spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr.

yes. very well done. flowers of india : also known as Ravan’s moustache. funny name for something that looks kinda formidable to walk thru


 

 

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via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > Spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr. … family: Poaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
SPIN-ee-feks — spine maker; makes spinesDave’s Botanary
lit-TOR-ee-us — pertaining to the seashoreDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: littoral spinegrass, Ravan’s moustache, water-pinkKannada: ರಾವಣನ ಮೀಸೆ raavanana meeseKonkani: सरांटो saramtoMalayalam: എലിമുള്ളു elimulluMarathi: कोलांटी तण kolanti tan, रावणाची मिशी ravanachi mishiOriya: ବଡ଼ କଙ୍କ barda kanka, ରାବଣେଶ୍ବର ଦାଢ଼ି Rabaneswara dardhiTamil: எலிக்குச்சிப்புல் eli-k-kucci-p-pul, இராவணன் மீசை iravanan-michai, இராவணன்புல் iravanan-pulTelugu: గుత్తి రోమలు గడ్డి gutti-romalu-gaddi, రావణాసురుని మీసాలు ravanasuruni-misalu
botanical names: Spinifex littoreus (Burm.f.) Merr. … synonyms: Spinifex dioicus Buch.-Ham. ex Dillwyn • Spinifex elegans Buse • Spinifex squarrosus L. • Stipa littorea Burm.f. • Stipa spinifex L. … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
January 13, 2019 … Chilika lake 


 

 
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