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  Arthraxon meeboldii
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arthraxon meeboldii Stapf, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1908: 449. 1908; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1728(1198). 1934; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 509. 1998.
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  Description: Culms 20-40 cm high, nodes glabrous. Leaves 2-5 x 0.5-1 cm rigid, margin coriaceous, serrate; lower serrations spinulose; ligule membranous, 2-3 mm long. Racemes 4-6 cm long. Sessile spikelets 7 mm long; callus hairy; lower glume 7 x 1.5 mm; keels with penicillate tubercles towards the apex; upper glume 7.5 x 2 mm, keel serrate; first lemma linear-oblong; second lemma cleft at the apex; awn 15-20 mm long. Lower pedicelled spikelets reduced to pedicels; upper developed, 4 mm long, lanceolate; pedicel 3 mm long, ciliate; lower glume 4 x 1 mm, lanceolate, with two rows of tubercles along the keels; upper glume, lanceolate, 3-nerved, keeled. Florets two; lower barren, upper male, second lemma bifid at apex and with a small protuberance in the sinus.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South 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
  Endemic to: South India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Sabarimala
   
 
   
 
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