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Ochthochloa coracana

Botanical Name: Ochthochloa coracana
Family: Poaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Poales
Genus: Ochthochloa
Species:O. compressa

Synonyms:
*Ochthocloa Edgew., alternate spelling
*Panicum compressum Forssk.
*Eleusine compressa (Forssk.) Asch. & Schweinf. ex C.Chr.
*Cynosurus ternatus Forssk.
*Eleusine stolonifera R.Br.
*Eleusine flagellifera Nees
*Ochthochloa dactyloides Edgew.

Common Names: Hamrah, Wire grass, Marua (Toto).

Habitat: Ochthochloa is a genus of desert plants in the grass family native to the Sahara and Arabian Deserts. The only known species is Ochthochloa compressa, whose native range extends from Algeria to Uttarakhand.

Description:
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Medicinal Uses:
The grains and rhizomatous parts are used as the raw materials for the preparation of country liquor by the Totos.

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Resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochthochloa
http://www.crdeepjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Vol-3-3-1-IJBAS.pdf

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