Arthraxon lanceolatus var. villosus (C.E.C.Fisch.) Welzen

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Arthraxon villosus C.E.C.Fisch.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Key identification features : Annual grasses; Culms long, creeping rooting at the nodes; Leaves simple, alternate with villous, hairy leaf sheath; Ligule membranous; Inflorescence unit is a Spikelet which is sessiled, raceme type; Lower glume villous, 7-nerved; Upper glume boat-shaped, 3-nerved; Lemma awned; Stamens-3; Filaments filiform; Anthers versatile; Ovary oblong, superior; Stigma plumose; Fruit is a Caryopsis.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Raigad district, Satara district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. lanceolatus var. villosus. Downloaded on 18 April 2021.


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