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  Themeda tremula
 
  Family: POACEAE/GRAMINEAE
  Citation:  Themeda tremula (Nees ex Steud.) Hack. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 6: 667. 1889; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1746(1210). 1934; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 481. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 555. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 470. 1989; Sreek. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Kerala Grasses 198. 1991; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 551. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 588. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 1019. 2009. Anthistiria tremula Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glum. 1:401.1855; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 7:214.1896.
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  Description: Perennials; culms tufted, 60-100 cm high, slender, pinkish. Leaves 10-20 x 0.4-1 cm, lanceolate, cordate at base, glabrous; sheath keeled, covered with tubercled hairs; ligule 4 mm long, membranous. Panicle 10-25 cm long; spathes brown, covered with bulbous based hairs. Racemes clustered. Involucral spikelets 4, 7-9 mm long; glumes covered with bulbous based hairs. Pedicelled spikelets 3 in a raceme, similar to involucral spikelets. Bisexual spikelets 4 x 1 mm, lanceolate; lower glume with a longitudinal slit on dorsal surface, apex truncate; second lemma epaleate, awned, awn up to 3 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): Kottayam, Idukki, Kasaragode, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: South 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: Vallakkadavu, Chandanathode, Moozhiar, Chandanathode, Taliparamba, Nileswar, Peermade, Devicolam, Munnar, Thekkadi, Cherambadi, Pavagada, Mannarapara, Pooyamkutty
   
 
   
 
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