Grass Week - Alloteropsis cimicina

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Nayan Singh

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Dec 6, 2010, 12:59:11 PM12/6/10
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Alloteropsis cimicina from Satpura Tiger Reserve.
photographed on 17-8-2009, this grass is very common in many parts of M.P.
thansk
Nayan.
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N.S.Dungriyal IFS
Chief Conservator of Forests
and Field Director
Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad
M.P.
09424792100

Pankaj Oudhia

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Dec 6, 2010, 1:10:46 PM12/6/10
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Thanks for sharing. In Traditional Healing it is one of the inferior substitutes of Saccharum spontaneum. Roots are collected before emergence of panicle and for beginners like me it is next to impossible to identify before this stage but Traditional Healers identify it at vegetative stage as they identify other grass species.

In general it is alternate host of many rice pests. Hence, like other grassy weeds, weed experts suggest its removal from wasteland and field bunds but farmers ignore the recommendation because they know that its presence acts as guard plants and protect rice from insects.

Have ever seen Tiger consuming this grass specially in case of stomach disorder? Or Sloth Bear consuming it just before mating?

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Pankaj Oudhia

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Nayan Singh

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Dec 6, 2010, 1:28:53 PM12/6/10
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Thanks for detail information on it use in traditional medical system. No I have not seen tiger or sloth bear consuming this grass.
thanks again.
Nayan.
................................. 
N.S.Dungriyal IFS
Chief Conservator of Forests
and Field Director
Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad
M.P.
09424792100



From: Pankaj Oudhia <pankaj...@gmail.com>
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Sent: Mon, 6 December, 2010 11:40:46 PM
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Pankaj Oudhia

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Dec 6, 2010, 1:36:04 PM12/6/10
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Thanks for your reply. You can add the names of Hanuman Langur in the list of experts aware of this grass. Pregnant Langur mothers have been seen chewing the roots and leaves in many places. It is observation of Traditional Healers but surprisingly they suggest its use in form of decoction after child birth i.e. post natal care. It is added in decoction with other ingredients mainly tree barks. Not sure that Langur mothers are also aware of this use as post natal care.

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Pankaj Oudhia

Nayan Singh

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Dec 6, 2010, 1:51:45 PM12/6/10
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Pankaj ji
Great information thanks for sharing.
Nature is great,
Nayan.
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N.S.Dungriyal IFS
Chief Conservator of Forests
and Field Director
Satpura Tiger Reserve Hoshangabad
M.P.
09424792100


From: Pankaj Oudhia <pankaj...@gmail.com>
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Sent: Tue, 7 December, 2010 12:06:04 AM
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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 6, 2010, 4:12:19 PM12/6/10
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Alloteropsis cimicina (L.) Stapf Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 9(3): 487. 1919.

Basionym: Milium cimicinum L. Mant. Pl. Altera 184. 1771.

Type: Neotype Herb. Linn. No. 83.2 (LINN)

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Pankaj

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