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  Hypolytrum nemorum ssp. nemorum
 
  Family: CYPERACEAE
  Citation:  Hypolytrum nemorum (Vahl) Spreng., Syst. Veg. 1:233.1825, ssp. nemorum; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 451. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 432. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 519; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 343. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 551. 1990; Rejani, Cyperac. Kerala 324. 1991; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 517. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 417. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 495. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 367. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 786. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 495. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 784. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 547. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 787. 2009. Schoenus nemorum Vahl, Symb. Bot. 3: 8. 1794. Hypolytrum latifolium L.C. Rich. in Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 70. 1805; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 678. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1673(1161). 1931.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherukaitha, Karakkora
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Erect, rhizomatous perennials, 60-110 cm tall; rhizome woody, short; culms triquetrous. Leaves basal and 1-3 upper on the culm, 60-95 x 1-2 cm, broadly linear, margins scabrid, apex acute, flattish-plicate, subcoriaceous, midnerve scabrid beneath; sheaths to 6 cm long, mouth truncate. Inflorescence terminal corymbose-panicle, compound to decompound, 3.5-6 cm tall, 4-7 cm across; bracts 2-3, leaf-like, lowest much exceeding the inflorescence. Spikelets 4-6 x 3-4 mm, globose to ellipsoidal. Glumes spiral, 2-2.5 x 1.5-2 mm, ovate-orbicular, obtuse, membranous, light brown. Hypogynous scales 2, hyaline, c. 1 mm long. Stamens 2. Style short; stigmas 2. Nuts 2-3 x 1.5-2 mm, broadly ovate, broadest at slightly below the middle, yellowish-brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: In all forest types, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Fiji and China
  Aquatic: Yes
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1200
  Localities: Sholayar, Rosemala, Koruthode, Sabarimala, Sasthamkotta, Kummattanthode, Kannoth, Panathur, Mukkali forests, Nangiarkulangara, Vaniampuzha, Vandalodu, Thenmalai, Choodal forests, Ettapadappu, Rockwood, Sharangakavu, Meenmutty, Koviltherimala, Attayar, At
   
 
   
 
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