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  Arthraxon lanceolatus
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arthraxon lanceolatus (Roxb.) Hochst., Flora 39: 188. 1856; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 143. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1728(1198). 1934; V.J. Nair et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 270. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 443. 1989; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 36. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 509. 1998. Andropogon lanceolatus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 262. 1820.
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  Description: Culms to 60 cm high, nodes glabrous or hairy. Leaves 1.5-5 x 0.2-1.2 cm, ovate-lanceolate, amplexicaule at base, strongly ciliate along margins; sheath rounded, ciliate along one margin, ligule a fimbriate membrane. Racemes few together, 3-6 cm long. Sessile spikelets 5-6 mm long, callus hairy; lower glume 5-6 x 1 mm, lanceolate, acute, 5-7 nerved, 2-keeled, spinulose, margins infolded; upper glume to 5 x 1.5 mm, boat shaped; first lemma hyaline; upper lemma awned; awn geniculate; stigmas 2 mm long. Pedicelled spikelets developed with one barren and one male florets.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-January
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: India, Nepal, Arabia and China
  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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  Localities: Anchurali, Munnar
   
 
   
 
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