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  Eleocharis dulcis
 
  Family: CYPERACEAE
  Citation:  Eleocharis dulcis (Burm. f.) Trimen ex Hensch., Vita Rumph. 186.1833; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 319. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 446. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 425. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 428. 1989; Rejani, Cyperac. Kerala 234. 1991; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 347. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 490. 1998; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 765. 2009. Andropogon dulce Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 219. 1768. Scirpus plantagineus Retz., Obs. Bot. 5,14. 1789. Eleocharis plantaginea (Retz.) Roem. & Schult. Syst. Veg. 2:150.1817; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6:620.1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1647(1145). 1931.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chelli, Neerchelli
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  Description: Erect, tufted, rhizomatous perennials, 40-100 cm tall; rhizome short with long stolons, bearing brown to black, subglobose tubers; culms terete, transversely septate, shining green. Leaves reduced to bladeless sheaths; sheaths membranous, 5-10 cm long, purplish, mouth oblique. Inflorescence with a single spitelet. Spikelet as wide as the stem, 2-3 x 0.3-0.5 cm, cylindrical, terete, subobtuse, densely many-flowered; rachilla straight, wingless. Glumes spiral, 5-6 x 2-3 mm, obovate, obtuse, midrib prominent, narrow scarious margin at apex. Hypogynous bristles 6-8, much exceeding the style base, retrorsely scabrous brown. Stamens 3; anthers 2-3 mm, linear, apiculate. Style long; stigma 2-3. Nut 2-3 x 1-1.5 mm, obovate, biconvex.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-October
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Kannur, Ernakulam
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Marshy areas and mangroves
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Kokkarakandom, Nileswar, Payyavur, Thottappally
   
 
   
 
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