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  Arundinella tuberculata
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella tuberculata Munro ex Lisboa, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 5: 344. 1891; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 69. 1896; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 526. 1994.
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  Description: Annual herbs; culms up to 60 cm tall ; culm simple, erect, or slightly decumbent at the base; sheaths, leaves and spikelets densely clothed with white hairs, from a papilose or tuberculated base ; sheaths 5-7 cm long; ligule very small, consisting chiefly of hairs; Leaves 3-10 cm long, flat, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, rounded at the base, scabrous. Panicles 12 cm long; rachis angular, glabrous or minutely pubescent; branches or racemes alternate, 2.5 cm long or a little longer, the upper shorter. Spikelets ovate-oblong, geminate, both of the same size, about 8 mm long, including the awn-like point of the second glume. Outer glume chartaceous, acute, 3-nerved, nerves prominent and hairy; second glume chartaceous, broader, 5-nerved, hairy, specially at the lower part; 3rd glume obtuse, nearly equal to the first or outer glume, but broader and thinner; 5 indistinct nerves, glabrous, palea in the axil; fourth or flowering glume, a little smaller, thinner, transparent, with an awn arising from the top between two transparent bristles. The twisted part is brown, the straight whitish.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-February
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular 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: Peninsular India
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  Localities: Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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