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  Arundinella leptochloa
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella leptochloa (Nees ex Steud.) Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 76. 1890; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1802(1247). 1934; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 346. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 460. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 447. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 565. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 444. 1989; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 336. 1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 526. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 504. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 376. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 511. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 384. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 804. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 819. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 950. 2009. Panicum leptochloa Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 62. 1854. Arundinella lawsonii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 7:76.1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1801(1247). 1934.
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  Description: Perennials. Culms 40-110 cm high, erect; nodes glabrous. Leaves 5-27 x 0.5-1.5 cm, linear-lanceolate or linear, base rounded or shallowly cordate, apex acuminate, tuberculate-pilose; sheaths to 12 cm long, tubercle-based hairy; ligules ovate, thin, membranous. Panicles 10-27 cm long, lax; branches to 8 cm long. Spikelets 3-4 mm long, elliptic-lanceolate. Lower glume 1.5-3 x 1-1.5 mm, ovate-acute, 3-nerved, nerves scaberulous. Upper glume 2-3 x 1-1.5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, 5-nerved. Lower floret male. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma 2-2.5 x 1-1.5 mm, ovate-oblong, 5-nerved. Palea 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 mm, oblong-elliptic, hyaline. Stamens 3. Second lemma 1-1.5 x 0.5-1 mm, oblong-elliptic, muricate. Palea c. 1 x 0.5 mm, oblong-lanceolate,delicate with wart-like out growths. Stamens 3; anthers pink. Stigmas 1-1.5 mm long, violet.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Grasslands and degraded forest areas
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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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  Altitude: 800-1400
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Rosemala, Uppupara, Karimala, Ponmudi, Athirapally, Pathanamthitta, Valiyaparathode, Bandukha, Elimala, Muzhapplangad, Aruvikkara, Boneccord, Nedumangad, Peppara, Chelannur, Peruvannammuzhi, Beemanadi, Cherthala, Koviltherimala, Athirumal
   
 
   
 
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