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  Arundinella ciliata
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella ciliata (Roxb.) Nees ex Miq. in Verh., Kon. Nederl. Inst. 3: 30. 1851; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 460. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 348. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 526. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 564. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 444. 1989; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 335. 1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 526. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 437. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 27. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 504. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 816. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 510. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 337. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 384. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 803. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 562. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 949. 2009. Holcus ciliatus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 321. 1820. Arundinella holcoides sensu Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1801(1247). 1934, non Trin. 1836. Arundinella agrostoides sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 71. 1896, non Trin. 1836.
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  Description: Densely tufted annuals; culms 15-60 cm high; nodes bearded. Leaves 5-18 x 0.5-1 cm, ovate-lanceolate, rounded at base, glabrous; sheath rounded, covered with bulbous based hairs; ligule a fimbriate membrane. Panicle 5-25 cm long, congested; rachis and axis covered with bulbous based hairs. Spikelets 4 x 1 mm, lanceolate, pedicelled; glumes similar, 4 mm long, ovate, acuminate, 5-nerved; first lemma 2.5 x 1 mm, lanceolate, 3-nerved, empty; second lemma 1 x 0.5 mm, hyaline; awn 5 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Grasslands and road cuttings
  Distribution: Peninsular 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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-800
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Palapetty, Methaganam, Vengoli, Karimala, Pathenthode, Aruvanpara, Moozhiar, Kannoth, Periya, on way to Kannoth, Pallivasal, Peermade, Kuttikanam, Munnar, Ponmudi, Vaytri, Anathode, Nadugani ghats, Thenmalai, Shenkottah-Teppakulam Road, K
   
 
   
 
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