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  Arundinella pumila
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella pumila (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 114. 1854; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1801(1247). 1934; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 448. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 348. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 527. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 915. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 565. 1990; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 342. 1991; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 817. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 511. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 385. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 951. 2009. Acratherum pumilum Hochst. ex A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 414. 1851. Arundinella tenella Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 115. 1854; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 71. 1896.
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  Description: Slender annuals; culms 15-30 cm high, erect, few together or solitary; nodes hairy. Leaves 4-15 x 0.5-1 cm, linear-elliptic, densely hairy; sheath rounded, covered with bulbous based hairs; ligule a fimbriate membrane, 1.5 mm long. Panicle effuse, 7-25 cm long; axis & branches tubercled hairy, slender. Spikelets many, 1-2 mm long, lanceolate, glabrous; glumes similar, 1.5 x 0.5 mm ovate, acute; first lemma similar to upper glume; second lemma 0.7-1 x 0.5 mm, lanceolate; awn 2.5 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands and open areas
  Distribution: Tropical Africa and 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: Pachakkanam, Karimala, Valiyaparathode, Kummattanthode, South Walakkad, Chandanathode, Kannoth, Angadimogaru, Kumbla, on way to Kannoth, Taliparamba, Mukkali forests, Machiri
   
 
   
 
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