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  Apocopis mangalorensis
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Apocopis mangalorensis (Hochst.) Henrard, Blumea 4: 523. 1941; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 445. 1985; Sur, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 11: 394. 1987; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 33. 1991; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 332. 1982; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 503. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 508. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 383. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 801. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 818. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 945. 2009. Amblyachyrum mangalorense Hochst., Flora 39. 26. 1856.
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  Description: Annuals. Culms 13-30 cm high, decumbent. Leaves 1-3.5 x 0.2-0.4 cm, lanceolate, apex acuminate, covered with tubercled hairs; sheath keeled, covered with tubercled hairs; ligules ovate, membranous. Racemes paired, 2-3.5 cm long. Spikelets 4-5 mm long, oblanceolate, yellowish-brown, awned. Lower glume 3-5 x 1.5-2 mm, obovate, apex retuse, ciliolate towards upper half, subcoriaceous. Upper glume 3-4 x 1-1.5 mm, linear, bifid and ciliolate at apex, keeled. Lower floret empty. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma 3-4 x 1.5-2 mm, ovate-oblong, apex truncate, hyaline. Palea 3-4 mm long, hyaline. Second lemma 3-4 x 0.5 mm, linear, awned; awn 1-1.5 cm long. Palea c. 2 x 1 mm, ovate-oblong, hyaline. Stamens 2; anthers yellow. Stigmas cream.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, grasslands and waste places
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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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  Altitude: 500-700
  Localities: Peechi, Mangaladevi, Vengoli, Periya, Mukkarikandam, Paramba, Bekal, Thiruvizhamkunnu, Pokkunnamala, Kanichukulangara, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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