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  Arundo donax
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Arundo donax L., Sp. Pl. 1: 81. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 302. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1805(1250). 1934; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 566. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 471. 1989; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 330. 1991.
  Malayalam Name(s): Oodappullu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Cana brava, Carrizo, Giant reed, Wild cane
  Description: Perennial, with creeping woody rhizomes. Culms erect, up to 5 m high. Leaf-blades conspicuously distichous, linear-lanceolate, rounded or cordate at the base, 30-60 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide, glabrous, smooth, long-attenuate at the tip. Panicle 30.60 cm long and 5.8(10) cm wide. Spikelets 10-15 mm long; glumes subequal, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, (8-)10-13 mm long, the lower a little shorter than the upper; lemmas lanceolate, (6) 8.5-13 mm long, 3-5-nerved, 3 of the nerves produced as short aristae, hairy all over the back below the middle with hairs up to 7 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Kottayam, Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Thrissur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Along banks of streams and backwaters
  Distribution: Mediterranean region eastwards to North Africa, India-Pakistan; introduced into many parts of world
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: on way to Kundazhi, Anaikatty, Mathur, Calicut
   
 
   
 
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