Arundinella pradeepiana Sunil & Naveen Kum.

  • 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) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Rocky grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Arundinella pradeepiana grows in exposed rocky grasslands in association with Eriocaulon thwaitesii, Eriocaulon rhodae, Curcuma coriacea, Eragrostis uniloides.
  • Key identification features : Culms are sparsely tuberculate & hairy below the panicles, nodes of the panicles are bearded with long hairs, Lower glume is glabrous, acuminate or caudate-acuminate & three- to five-nerved, deep brown upper lemmas that are granulate or muricate at their distal half.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : EKM
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : NE
  • Literature : Sunil. C.N and V.V. Naveen Kumar (2014). A new species of Arundinella (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Arundinelleae) from Kerala, India. Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography, Vol. 69, No. 2, 249–252.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. pradeepiana. Downloaded on 17 August 2022.


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