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  Arthraxon lancifolius
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arthraxon lancifolius (Trin.) Hochst., Flora 39: 188. 1856; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1729(1198). 1934; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 334. 1982; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 347. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 913. 1990; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 38. 1991; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 27. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 509. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 383. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 562. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 948. 2009. Andropogon lancifolius Trin., Mem. Acad. Sci. Petersb. ser. 6, 2: 271. 1833.
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  Description: Culms procumbent; lower nodes rooting, nodes hairy. Leaves to 1.5 x 0.5 cm, ovate, acute, margins minutely serrulate, glabrous, base rounded with few long hairs; ligule a row of hairs. Racemes 2, up to 2 cm long. Sessile spikelets 2.5-3 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate; lower glume 2-3 mm long, shortly bifid, smooth; upper glume shorter, aristate; first lemma 1 mm long; awn 8 mm long, geniculate, from the base of second lemma.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kasaragode, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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: Vallakkadavu, Vengoli, Chandanathode, Poochapara, Moozhiar, Peermade, Kasaragod
   
 
   
 
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