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  Pseudechinolaena polystachya
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Pseudechinolaena polystachya (HBK) Stapf in Oliver, Fl. Trop. Africa 9: 495. 1919; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1766(1224). 1934; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 362. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 553. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 465. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 587. 1990; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 293. 1991; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 847. 1997; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 585. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 1008. 2009. Echinolaena polystachya HBK, Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 119. 1816. Panicum uncinatum Raddi, Agrost. Bass. 41: 1823; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 58. 1896.
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  Description: Slender annuals; nodes appressed pubescent. Leaves ovate-lanceate, 1.5-4.5 by 0.5-1 cm, base oblique, apex acute, pilose. Inflorescences of distant racemes. Spikelet ovoid, solitary, dorsally compressed; lower glume broadly ovate, 3-nerved, aristate; upper glume boat-shaped, 7-nerved, with rows of hooked bristles in between; lower lemma ovate, 3-nerved; palea convolute. Upper lemma crustaceous, 5-nerved, paleate; stamens 3. Caryopsis oblong, gibbous on the back.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Along margins of forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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: Damsite, Aruvanpara, Moozhiar, Karimala, Pampa, Chandanathode, Pachakkanam, Peermade, on way to Bramore estate, Vaytri, Chedaleth, Ampumala
   
 
   
 
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