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  Cyrtococcum oxyphyllum
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Cyrtococcum oxyphyllum (Steud.) Stapf in Hook., Ic. Pl. t. 3096. 1922; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1786(1237). 1934; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 466. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 456. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 351. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 533. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 449. 1989; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 231. 1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 534. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 441. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 34. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 510. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 382. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 835. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 519. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 389. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 569. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 965. 2009. Panicum oxyphyllum Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 65. 1854. Panicum pilipes Nees & Arn. ex Buese in Miq., Pl. Jungh. 3: 376. 1854; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 57. 1896.
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  Description: Perennials or annuals; culms 20-50 cm high, slender, trailing or erect, rooting from lower nodes; nodes glabrous. Leaves 5-15 x 0.2-1.5 cm, lanceolate, cuneate at base, hairy along the margins; sheath keeled, margin ciliate; ligule membranous, truncate. Panicle contracted, erect. Spikelets 1.5 x 1 mm, with smaller pedicels; glumes sub-equal, lower one 1 x 1 mm, ovate, glabrous, upper larger; first lemma 1.5 x 1 mm, epaleate; second lemma 1 x 1 mm, 3-nerved; palea 1 x 0.5 mm, 2-nerved.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  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
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  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Kallar, Pachakkanam, Parambikulam, Walayar, Moozhiar, Ponnambalamedu, on way to Sabarimala, Ambayathode, Chandanathode, on way to Kannoth, Panathur, Edapalayam, Munnar, Pullipara, Thekkadi, Kottur R.F., Pulimath, on way to Kallar, Meppa
   
 
   
 
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