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  Arundinella purpurea var. purpurea
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella purpurea Hochst. ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 115. 1854, var. purpurea; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 460. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 349. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 527. 1988; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 343. 1991; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 437. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 14,34,40. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 511. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 804. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 563. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 952. 2009. Arundinella fuscata sensu Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 74. 1896 non Nees ex Buese 1854; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1802(1247). 1934.
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  Description: Perennials, culms tufted, 30-60 cm high; nodes glabrous. Leaves 5-20 x 0.5-1 cm, linear, round or cordate at base, densely hairy; sheath rounded, hairy; ligule membranous. Panicle congested, 5-12 cm long, branches angled. Spikelets 3-4 mm long; lower glume 3 x 1 mm, elliptic, scabrid along the nerves, 3-nerved; upper glume 4 x 1.5 mm, acuminate, 5-nerved; first lemma 3 mm long, empty; second lemma ovate, 1.5 x 1 mm, tuberculate on the upper half; awn 3-3.5 mm long; anther 1 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: South 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: South India
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  Localities: Ponnabalamedu, Chandanathode, Pulipara, Moozhiar, Chandanathode, on way to Periya, Anamudi slopes, Munnar, Uppupara, Petimudi, Anathode, Ariankavu, Karamanayar region, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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