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  Arundinella ravii
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella ravii Shaju & Mohanan, Rheedea 14: 47. 2004.
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  Description: Small annuals; culm slender, tufted, 15-20 cm tall. Leaves 2-10 cm long, narrowly linear, acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, pyramidal to dichotomously branched panicles. Spikelets 1.5-2 mm long, on filiform branches. Lower glume subcoriaceous, hyaline, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm long, 1-nerved, keeled on the back along the nerve, acute at apex, scaberulous on the margins, prominently so towards the apex; upper glumes equal to or a little shorter than the lower glume, more or less similar to it, but more prominently scaberulous on the margins and sparsely scabrid on the keel; lower lemma thickly coriaceous, lanceolate, 3-nerved, 1-1.25 mm long, incurved on the sides, shortly notched and mucronate at apex, sparsely bearded at base and minutely scaberulous on the outside; lower palea subcoriaceous, hyaline, linear-lanceolate, 0.75 mm long, incurved on the sides, shortly notched at apex; upper lemma thickly coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, bearded at base, firmly inrolled on the margin, deeply bifid to below the middle with elongate and aristate lobes, 1.5 mm long including c. 0.5 mm long, scabrid arista awned from the sinus, awn 2.5 mm long with a column up to 1 mm long; upper palea subcoriaceous, hyaline, linear-lanceolate, c. 1 mm long, 2-nerved, incurved outside, shortly notched at apex and scaberulous on the outside towards the apex. Stamens 3; anthers 0.25 mm long. Pistil 0.25 mm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wet rocky areas in grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
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