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  Arthraxon nudus
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arthraxon nudus (Steud.) Hochst., Flora 39: 188. 1856; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 347. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 564. 1990; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 39. 1991; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 27. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 503. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 510. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 948. 2009. Andropogon nudus Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 383. 1854. Arthraxon hispidus C.E.C. Fisch. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1728(1198). 1934, non Makino 1912. Arthraxon ciliaris sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 145. 1896. p.p.,non P. Beauv.1812.
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  Description: Annuals; culms 30-45 cm high, geniculate; nodes bearded. Leaves to 4 x 1.5 cm, cordate at base, margin ciliolulate; sheath sparsely hairy, margin ciliate; ligule membranous. Racemes 3-6, 5-6 cm long, glabrous. Sessile spikelets 4 mm long; lower glume 4 x 1 mm, 7-9 nerved, hirtus along the nerves; upper glume 4 x 1.5 mm; keel ciliate on the upper half; awn 9 mm long. Pedicelled spikelets reduced to a naked pedicel.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur, Kasaragode, Wayanad, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Central and South Asia
  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: Vellanimala, Valiyaparathode, Aruvanpara, Taliparamba, Meppadi, Bandukka
   
 
   
 
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