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  Andropogon polyptychus
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Andropogon polyptychus Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 380. 1854; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 198. 1896; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 30. 1991; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 40.1996. Andropogon polyptychus Steud. var. deccanensis Bor ex W.D. Clatyon, Kew Bull. 27: 448. 1972; Shetty et al., Bull. Bot. Surv. India 15: 276. 1973. Dichanthium polyptychum (Steud.) A.Camus, Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris. 27: 549. 1921; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1741(1207). 1934. Dichanthium polyptychum (Steud.) A.Camus var. deccanensis Bor, Grass. Bur. Cey. Ind. Pak. 135. 1960.
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  Description: Culms tufted, to 50 cm. Leaf-blades 15-25 x 0.1-0.7 cm, erect, pilose; ligule to 2 mm; auricles 0; basal sheaths flabellate. Racemes c. 3, terminal on the culm, to 6 cm; internodes filiform, rim 0. Sessile spikelets oblong, to 6 mm. Lower glume flat, keels lateral, acute, 5-nerved; wings 0; upper glumes wingless. Upper lemma 2-toothed; awns to 15. Pedicelled spikelets elliptic, to 6 mm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-February
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Swampy areas in grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Umayamala, Anamudi slopes
   
 
   
 
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