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  Arundinaria wightiana
 
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  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinaria wightiana Nees, Linnaea 9: 182. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 377. 1897; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1857(1285). 1934. Arundinaria wightiana var. hispida (Steud.) Gamble, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Calcutta 7: 5. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1857(1285). 1934. Indocalamus wightianus (Nees) Nakai, J. Arnold Arbor. 6: 149. 1925. Yushania wightiana (Nees) R.B. Majumdar in Karthik. et al., Fl. Ind. Enum. Monocotyl. 283. 1989. Sinarundinaria wightiana (Nees) Chao & Renv., Kew Bull. 44.356.1989.
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  Description: Culms to 8 m; nodes swollen with ciliate rim below; internodes to 30 cm; culm-sheaths to 20 cm, striate, golden-brown ciliate above; imperfect blade subulate, to 3.5 cm, scabrid. Leaf-blades 10-18 x 1.5-2.5 cm, shortly petioled, long acuminate, glabrous above and glaucescent below, margins scabrid and incurved; leaf-sheaths keeled, often tubercled hairy with a row of cilia below petiole, and with 5-8 elongate, stiff bristles at the collar; ligule truncate, fimbriate, to 0.15 cm. Panicles terminal, dense, spreading; branchlets capillary, flexuous; axils glandular. Spikelets linear, to 1.5 cm, 3-5-flowered, uppermost floret usually sterile; rachilla capillary, thickened above. Glumes ovate-acute, 5-7-veined; lemma ovate, to 0.5 cm, scaberulous below, 9-11-veined, mucronate; palea-keels ciliate. Grain elliptic, to 0.5 cm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and sholas
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Altitude: 1800-2400
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