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Southern montane wet grasslands
   
 

This type is confined to the hill-tops, and the vegetation is dominated by grasses.

 

The common grasses are Apocopis courtallica, Arundinella leptochloa, A. mesophylla, Chrysopogon asper, C. hackelii, Cymbopogon flexuosus, Eulalia trispicata, Dimeria ornithopoda, Ischaemum indicum, Jansenella griffithiana, Sacciolepis indica, Themeda triandra, Zenkeria elegans, etc.

 

The grasslands also support several herbaceous and subshrubby species. The common subshrubby species are Hedyotis santapaui, Hypericum mysorense, Impatiens hensloviana, Lobelia nicotianaefolia, Osbeckia aspera, O. leschenaultiana, Strobilanthes spp., etc.

 

The herbaceous species are Aeginetia pedunculata, Anaphalis lawii, Andrographis neesiana, Arisaema tortuosum, Cajanus heynei, C. lineata, Cyanotis spp., Dichrocephala integrifolia, Drosera peltata, Dumasia villosa, Emilia scabra, Eriocaulon spp., Crotalaria fysonii, Habenaria spp., Hedyotis swertioides, Heracleum candolleanum, Gynura nitida, Impatiens spp., Lobelia heyneana, Juncus prismatocarpus, Juncus inflexus, Pedicularis perrottetii, Leucas hirta, Malaxis acuminata, Neanotis decipiens, N. indica, N. tubulosa, Peucedanum anamallayense, Pecteilis gigantea, Phyllocephalum courtallense, Plectranthus nilgherricus, Pogostemon rotundatus, Teucrium tomentosum, etc.
   
 
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