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  Arundinella setosa
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella setosa Trin., Gram. Panic. 63. 1826; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 70. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1801(1247). 1934; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 527. 1988; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 344. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 512. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 338. 1999. Arundinella capillaris Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 74. 1896.
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  Description: Annuals; culms tufted, 20-40 cm high; nodes glabrous. Leaves 3-10 x 0.5 cm, lanceolate; rounded at base, densely hairy; sheath rounded, hairy; ligule a fimbriate membrane. Panicle 5-20 cm long; effuse, branches scabrid. Spikelets 6 x 2 mm, glabrous; lower glume 5 x 1.5 mm; upper glume 6 x 1.5 mm, ovate, acuminate; first lemma 3 x 1 mm, ovate, acute; second lemma elliptic, 2 x 1 mm, with arista on either sides of the awn; awn 8 mm long; palea 2 x 1 mm, 2-keeled; anthers 1.5 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-December
  District(s): Idukki, Kannur
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China
  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: Palapetty, Pachakkanam, Kuthuparamba
   
 
   
 
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