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  Oxytenanthera bourdillonii
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Oxytenanthera bourdillonii Gamble, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 7: 76,t.67. 1896; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 403. 1896; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1861(1288). 1934. Pseudoxytenanthera bourdillonii (Gamble) Naithani, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 87: 440. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 524. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 393. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 544. 1998; Seethalakshmi & Muktesh, Bamboos India 222. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 401. 2002. Pseudotenanthera bourdillonii (Gamble) R.B. Majumdar in Karthik. et al., Fl. Ind. Enum. 280. 1989.
  Malayalam Name(s): Arayampoo, Vellimula, Kamen, Kamoda
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs, culms 3-8 m high, smooth; culm sheath blade to 15 cm long, glabrous. Leaves 15-35 x 2-5 cm, sessile, base acute, glabrous; margin entire; sheath keeled, glabrous. Spikelets 2.5 cm long, glabrous; lower glume acute; upper glume 10-11 x 6-7 mm, glabrous; florets 3-5, all bisexual; lemmas 20 x 6 mm, glabrous; palea 10-13 x 4 mm, hairy along the keels; staminal tube short; anthers 6-7 mm long, apiculate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Rosemala, Kurisumala, Thelliyalimattukkal
   
 
   
 
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