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  Bothriochloa pseudoischaemum
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Bothriochloa pseudoischaemum (Nees ex Steud.) Henrard, Blumea 3:457.1940; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 917. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 804. 1997. Andropogon pseudoischaemum Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1: 380. 1854; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 172. 1896. Amphilophis pseudoischaemum (Nees ex Steud.) C.E.C. Fisch. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1731(1200). 1934. Dichanthium pseudoischaemum (Nees ex Steud.) Jain & Deshpande, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 20: 134. 1978 (1979).
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  Description: Herbs, culms to 2 m, erect, 3-6 mm wide, hollow, glabrous; internodes 10-18 cm. Leaf-sheaths to 13 cm, glabrous; ligule membranous, to 4 mm, shortly fimbriate; blades oblong, to 25 cm, scaberulous, rounded at base, apex setaceous. Racemes to 10 cm long; rachis straight, 2.5 mm, pilose along margins. Sessile spikelet: to 5 mm. Lower glumes to 4.5 mm, flat at the back, 5-7-nerved, not pitted, 2-keeled, ciliate, apex 2-denate; upper glumes 5 mm, rigid, 3-nerved, ciliate, apex aristate, to 0.5 mm; lower lemma to 4 mm, hyaline, palea 0; upper lemma to 1.5 mm; awn to 2 cm. Caryopsis ellipsoid, 1.5 mm. Pedicelled spikelet to 5 mm.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Malappuram
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  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: Machiri, Karimpuzha
   
 
   
 
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