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  Brachiaria semiverticillata
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Brachiaria semiverticillata (Rottl.) Alston in Trimen, Handb. Pl. Ceyl. 6. Suppl. 318.1931; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1770(1226). 1934; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 529. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 14. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 341. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 956. 2009. Panicum semiverticillatum Rottl. in Ainslie Mat. Med. Hindost. 1: 219. 1813; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 38. 1896.
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  Description: Small annual herbs. Leaves to 3 x 0.7 cm, ovate, pubescent, one margin undulate; ligule with a row of hairs; sheath 3.5 cm, ciliate at the margins. Racemes alternately arranged on a central axis, to 10 cm; spikelets solitary, obovoid, 1.5 mm; lower glume 05. mm, ovate, bristles few at the base of the spikelets; upper glume ovate, 1.5 mm, mucronate, 3-5 nerved, puberulus; lowers floret empty; upper bisexual; lowers lemma 1.5 mm, ovate, 5-nerved; second lemma 1.5 mm, ovate, rugulose, coriaceous; palea 1.5 mm, 2 keeled, rugulose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-August
  District(s): Idukki, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests
  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: Kathitheetimala, Tolpetty
   
 
   
 
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