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  Arundinella nepalensis
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella nepalensis Trin., Gram. Panic. 92. 1826; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 181(1247). 1934; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 341. 1991; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 437. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 14. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 505. 1996; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 951. 2009. Arundinella braziliensis sensu Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 73. 1896, non Rendle 1823.
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  Description: Tufted perennial with scaly rhizomes; culms 60-180 cm high, erect. Leaf-blades linear or convolute, 8-30 cm long, 3-10 mm wide, stiff, scaberulous, glabrous or hirsute. Panicle oblong, open or contracted, 10-40 cm long, the branches subsecund and densely spiculate. Spikelets lanceolate, 4-6 mm long, glabrous; lower glume ovate 3-5 mm long, acutely or setaceously acuminate; upper glume narrowly ovate, acuminate with an obtuse tip; lower lemma 34 mm long, obtuse; upper lemma ovate, 2-2.5 mm long, emarginate with a geniculate awn 4-6 mm long; callus bearded with hairs 0.5-1 mm long; palea with door-like flaps.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands and open areas
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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: Peechi, Ponnambalamedu, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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