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  Bothriochloa insculpta
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Bothriochloa insculpta (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) A. Camus, Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon 76:165. 1931; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 51. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 512. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 953. 2009. Andropogon insculptus Hochst. ex A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 458. 1851. Andropogon pertusus (L.) Willd. var. insculptus (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Hack. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 6: 482. 1889; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 174. 1896. Amphilophis insculpta (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf in Prain, Fl. Trop. Africa 9: 176. 1917; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1732(1200). 1934. Dichanthium insculptum (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Clayton, Kew Bull. 32: 3. 1977.
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  Description: Stoloniferous perennials; culms tufted, 20-100 cm tall; nodes bearded. Leaves 5-12 x 0.2-0.4 cm, linear-lanceolate, glabrous; sheath keeled, ligule membranous. Raceme 2-8, each 3-5 cm long. Sessile spikelets 3.5 x 1 mm; callus hairy; lower glume equaling the spikelets, glabrous, 1-4 pitted; upper glume hyaline; first lemma 2 x 1 mm, oblong; awn 1.5 cm long; anthers 2 mm long. Pedicelled spikelets 5 x 2 mm; lower glume 1-3 pitted.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Idukki, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Tropical Asia, Africa and Australia
  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: Thekkady, Munnar
   
 
   
 
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