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  Ochlandra scriptoria
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Ochlandra scriptoria (Dennst.) C.E.C. Fisch. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1863(1289). 1934; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 476. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 546. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 458. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 564. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 428. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 519. 1996; Seethalakshmi & Muktesh, Bamboos India 182. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 397. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 581. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 867. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 994. 2009. Bambusa scriptoria Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 31. 1818. Ochlandra rheedei (Kunth) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Gamble, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 7: 121, t.107. 1896; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 418. 1896. Bheesha rheedei Kunth, Enum. Pl. 1: 434. 1833. 'rheedii'.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ammeyi, Eera, Kolanchi, Oodal, Ottal
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  Description: Rootstock rhizomatous, branched; culms erect, to 10 m tall, 2-2.5 cm across; culm sheaths thin, ligule trigonous, auricled at base, hairy inside. Leaves 10-15 x 1.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, apex acuminate; sheath ciliate along margins; ligule with few bristles. Spikelets 2-2.5 cm long. Fertile glume oblong, mucronate; palea convolute-long mucronate; stamens about 16, anthers 1.5 cm long; filaments 0.5 cm long, free; lodicules 6-8, linear-oblong, 7 x 1.5 mm; ovary and style glabrous; stigma 6 or 7, unequal, plumose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Kozhikkode, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Alappuzha
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Riverbanks and stream sides
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  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
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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  Localities: Vazhachal, Kuriarkutty, Chandanathode, Chemungi, Ponmudi, Parappar
   
 
   
 
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