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  Arundinella metzii
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella metzii Hochst. ex Miq. in Verh. Koni. Nederl. Inst. 3: 31. 1851; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 72. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1801(1247). 1934; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 346. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 448. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 914. 1990; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 339. 1991; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 951. 2009. Arundinella pygmaea Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 72. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1801(1247). 1934.
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  Description: Annuals. Culms 15-100 cm long, creeping or geniculate, rarely erect; nodes sparsely bearded or glabrous. Leaves lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 3-15 x 0.2-1 cm, rounded or shallowly cordate at base, glabrous or tubercled hairy. Sheaths slightly keeled, tubercled hairy or glabrous. Ligules membranous, truncate or lacerate. Panicles lax, 5-30 cm long. Spikelets ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, 2.5-3 mm long. Lower glume ovate, acute, 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 mm long, acuminate or aristate, chartaceous, 3-nerved. Upper glume ovate-lanceolate, 2-3 x 1 mm, acuminate, chartaceous, 5-nerved. Lower floret male or neuter. Upper floret bisexual. First lemma oblong-acute, 1.5-2 x 1 mm, chartaceous, 3-5-nerved. Palea elliptic, 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 mm long, delicate, hyaline, 2-keeled, 2-nerved. Second lemma ovate-elliptic, notched, awned, c. 1 x 0.5-1 mm, subcoriaceous; awn 4-6 mm long, column 1-2 mm long, palea elliptic, c. 1 x 0.5 mm. Stamens 3, anthers 1-1.5 mm long. Pistil very small.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Kasaragode, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands and open areas
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  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: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Ezhimala, Bela, Nileswar, Mugu Road, Parappa, Payyavur, Taliparamba, Kanjirakkadavu, Beemanadi
   
 
   
 
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