Aeluropus lagopoides   Thwaites  (Plant)
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Class: Equisetopsida

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Small much branched grass with terminal globose flower-heads, blue green in color, creeping and glabrous. Roots are long wiry, culms dufted. Leaves are sometimes flat.

Inflorescence - a panicle or a globose head of dense spikeletes, flowers elliptic oblong in closure or 4-8.

Fruiting and flowering from March-July in West Bengal and January-July in Andhra Pradesh.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Nona Durba
• Gaddi
• Dolri
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer


• West Bengal INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Yanam (Lat: 16.7) (Long: 82.18) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Yanam (Lat: 16.76) (Long: 82.31) INDIA
• Pondicherry (Lat: 11.7) (Long: 76.6) INDIA
• Pondicherry (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 79.88) INDIA
• Pondicherry, Mahe (Lat: 11.7) (Long: 75.51) INDIA
• Pondicherry, Mahe (Lat: 11.71) (Long: 75.55) INDIA
• Pondicherry, Karaikal (Lat: 10.81) (Long: 79.71) INDIA
• Pondicherry, Karaikal (Lat: 11.01) (Long: 79.86) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajendra N and Sanjeevi SB (2004) Flowering plants and fern in mangrove ecosystems of India: An identification manual ENVIS centre, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India. 110 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2002) MangroveIndia Available at -
  • Common Plants of the Western Desert of Egypt Available at -

Page last updated on:2010-12-06

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