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  Andropogon lividus
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Andropogon lividus Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 367. 1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 209. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1753(1215). 1934; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 345. 1988; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 29. 1991; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 944. 2009. Cymbopogon lividus (Thw.) Willis, Rev. Cat. Pl. Ceylon 110. 1911.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Purple Grass
  Description: Annual herbs, culms tufted, to 50 cm; nodes glabrous. Leaves 5-22 x 0.2-0.4 cm, adaxially glabrous, scaberulous abaxially and on margins, tip setiform; ligule ovate, scarious. Racemes 2-4, to 4 cm, subtended by linear-lanceolate bracts; sessile spikelet and pedicel of upper spikelet silky villous. Spikelets lanceolate, to 0.7 cm. Lower glume lanceolate, to 0.6 cm, shallowly depressed near base, glabrous, narrowly winged; upper glume linear-oblong, as long as lower glume, coriaceous, keeled; keel narrowly winged, margins ciliate; lower lemma oblong, ciliate, 2-veined; palea minute or 0; upper lemma oblong, deeply 2-fid, hyaline, ciliate, awned, epaleate; awn capillary, geniculate, to 1.2 cm. Pedicelled spikelets to 0.6 cm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-February
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands at high elevations
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Walakkad, Umayamala, Anamudi slopes
   
 
   
 
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