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  Brachiaria semiundulata
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Brachiaria semiundulata (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf in Prain, Fl. Trop. Africa 9: 556. 1919; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1770(1226). 1934; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 224. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 514. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 340. 1999. Panicum semiundulatum Hochst. ex A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 364. 1851. Panicum villosum Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 34. 1896, p.p., non Lam. 1791
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  Description: Annuals or perennials; culms 20-30 cm high, rooting from lower nodes; nodes bearded. Leaves 2-5 x 0.5-1.2 cm, ovate-lanceolate, densely hairy; sheath keeled, densely pubescent; ligule a tuft of hairs. Racemes 5-15, 0.5-2 cm long, secund; rachis triquetrous, densely covered with glassy bristles. Spikelets solitary or paired, 2 x 1 mm; lower glume 0.5 x 1 mm, 1-nerved, hirtus; upper glume 1.5 x 1 mm, hirtus; first lemma similar to upper glume, second lemma 2 x 1 mm, ovate, concave, hirtus; anthers 0.5-1 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-July
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Marshy grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: Yes
  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
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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  Localities: Olikkudy, Thekkady, Pattumudi, Valanchakkanam
   
 
   
 
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