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  Brachiaria eruciformis
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Brachiaria eruciformis (Smith) Griseb. in Ledeb., Fl. Ross. 4: 469. 1853; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1769(1226). 1934; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 564. 2005. Panicum eruciforme Smith in Sibth. & Smith, Fl. Graeca 1: 44, t. 59. 1806. Panicum isachne Roth ex Roem. & Schult. in L., Syst. Veg. 2: 458. 1817; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 28. 1896.
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  Description: Erect herbs. Leaves lanceate, 1.5-5 by 0.3-0.5 cm, pilose, margin scabrid, apex acuminate, sheath 2-4 cm long. Racemes terminal, cylindric, 7-9 cm long, branches triquetrous, winged, scabrid. Spikelet ellipsoid, secund-imbricate, densely pubescent, shortly stipitate; glumes unequal, membranous, lower glume a minute scale, upper glume as long as spikelet, 5-nerved, lower lemma 3-nerved, upper lemma crustaceous, smooth, 3-nerved; stamens 3. Caryopsis ovoid.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Pathanamthitta
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: India, westwards to Spain and North Africa
  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: Kakki hills
   
 
   
 
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