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  Aristida hystrix
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Aristida hystrix L. f., Suppl. Pl. 113. 1781; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 225. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1809(1252). 1934; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 326. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 509. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 383. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 946. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pottapullu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Annuals or perennials; culms to 60 cm high, tufted, geniculate, nodes glabrous. Leaves 5-10 x 0.1-0.2 cm, narrow, glabrous; sheath rounded, glabrous; ligule a row of hairs. Panicle 10-15 x 7 cm, lax; branches filiform, glabrous. Spikelets similar, 7-8 mm long, lanceolate, solitary, pedicelled; lower glume 4 x 0.5 mm, 1-nerved, glabrous; upper glume 7 x 0.5 mm, acuminate, 1-nerved, keeled; floret one; lemma 7-8 x 1 mm, lanceolate, 3-nerved, awned; awns 10-15 mm long; palea minute, hyaline; stamens 3; ovary elliptic; styles 2, free; stigma plumose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  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: Thekkady, Keerapady, Melarcode, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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