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  Arthraxon nitidulus
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arthraxon nitidulus Stapf in Bor, Grass. Bur. Cey. Ind. Pak. 101, 688. 1960; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 450. 1995. Arthraxon breviaristatus Hack. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 6: 350. 1889; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 144. 1896.
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  Description: Herbs; stems 60-120 cm, geniculately branched below. Leaves 2.5-6 cm, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, finely acuminate and sheaths glabrous or hairy. Spikes many, 2.6-7 cm; rachis and pedicels nearly glabrous; spikelets ovate-lanceolate, purplish. Glumes 4; first glume oblong-lanceolate, subacute, convex, nerves 7 pairs tubercled nearly to the base; second glume acute, keel, ciliate, 3-nerved, margins with deflexed cilia, awn short; third glume small, hyaline; fourth glume not much shorter than second, lanceolate, keeled, hyaline, awn subbasal, shortly exserted. Peduncle long, usually naked, slender. Lodicules subquadrate. Stamens 2-3; anthers very large. Styles short or 0; stigmas long, laterally exserted.
  Habit: Herb
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  District(s): Kollam
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: 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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  Localities: Rockwood
   
 
   
 
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