|Scientific Name:||Eleocharis geniculata|
|Species Authority:||(L.) Roem. & Schult.|
Eleocharis caribaea (Rottb.) S.F. Blake
Scirpus caribaeus Rottb.
Scirpus geniculatus L.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Sadasivaiah, B., Bhat, G.K., Rao, M.L.V. & Dahanukar, N.|
Eleocharis geniculata is a widespread species and it is also common throughout its range. Even though the species is used in medicine it does not pose a threat to the species. Since there are no known threats to the species it is Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Eleocharis geniculata is cosmopolitan in tropical to warm regions. In India it is known to occur in Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh (Raipur, Shivpuri), Maharasthra (Kini, Kotoli, Ahmednagar, Akola, Amaravati, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sindhudurg, Thane, Yavatamal ), Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu (Chengalpattu, Kanyakumari, Madurai, North Arcot, South Arcot, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Trichirapalli, Tirunelveli-near Thirumalaikovil, Kanyakumari-Thengampatnam, Salem ,Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram-Sundarapandiyapattam, Tanjore, Madras), Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal (Cook 1996, Verma 2001, Lakshminarasimhan 1996, BSI Coimbatore).|
Native:Angola (Angola); Bangladesh; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Central African Republic; China (Yunnan); Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; India (Andaman Is., Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nicobar Is., Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Indonesia; Kenya; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Liberia; Malawi; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nigeria; Philippines; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Uganda; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe
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This is a very common and gregarious in places of occurrence.
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is an annual herb, potently grows in clumps, gregarious in shallow water, particularly common in fallow rice fields, sometimes in brackish water by the sea and also grows in wet sandy localities (Cook 1996, Yadav and Sardesai 2002).|
No threats have been reported for this species.
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation actions are known to be taken for this species.|
|Citation:||Kumar, B. 2011. Eleocharis geniculata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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