Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
GARDEN PLANTS
Garden Plants Kerala
50 Top Garden Plants
25 Herb Garden Plants
25 Shrub Garden Plants
15 Climber Garden Plants
10 Top Tree Grden Plants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
  Arundinella vaginata
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundinella vaginata Bor, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 27: 66. 1948; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 345. 1991; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 82. 1998. Arundinella villosa sensu C.E.C. Fisch. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1801(1247). 1934, non Arn. ex Steud. 1854. Arundinella villosa Arn. ex Steud. var. heynei Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 73. 1896.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chonappullu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Culms tufted, erect, to 70 cm, densely villous below panicle; nodes villous. Leaf-blades involute, 18-36 x 0.4-0.8 cm, abaxially densely tubercled-ciliate, adaxially sparsely tubercled-ciliate or glabrescent; ligule membranous, to 0.05 cm. Panicles to 15 cm, interrupted; axis villous; racemes to 3 cm, rachis villous. Spikelets to 0.7 cm, paired; pedicels unequal. Lower glume elliptic, to 0.65 cm, aristate, 3-5-veined; veins tubercled-ciliate; upper glume elliptic, to 0.7 cm, acute, 5-veined; veins tubercled-ciliate; lower lemma elliptic, to 0.6 cm, acute, 5-veined, scabrid on keel and at apex; palea lanceolate, to 0.45 cm; upper lemma elliptic-oblong, to 0.35 cm, acute, 2-lobed, 5-veined, scaberulous, awned; awn to 0.55 cm; palea to 0.35 cm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: South India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Anamudi
   
 
   
 
Kerala News Online