Taxonomy and distribution of Eragrostis cumingii (Poaceae: Chloridoideae) in India

Vivek C.P.*, Lalji Singh and Gautam Anuj Ekka

Published on : 31-Dec-2019



The recent record of Eragrostis cumingii Steud. from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in addition to its earlier lone authentic report from Kerala in India is discussed with its present distributional status in the country. Its correct nomenclature, description, images and morphological difference with similar species, E. zeylanica Nees & Mey. are also provided.