Overview

Comprehensive Description

Brief

Flowering class: Monocot Habit: Herb
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Distribution

Worldwide distribution

Widespread in Africa; also in Madagascar, Asia, Australia and South and Central America
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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Distribution

Pantropical

Indian distribution

State - Kerala, District/s: Idukki, Kozhikkode

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Pantropical.
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

"Partially submerged rhizomatous perennials; rhizome creeping, clothed with brown scales; culms 30-65 cm high, partially submerged and spongy. spikelets 30 x 3.5 mm, linear-oblong, cylindric; glumes 4.5 x 4 mm, broadly ovate, obtuse, 1-nerved, concave; margin striate with red lines; bristle 3.5 mm long, pale brown; stamens 3, anthers 2.5 mm long; style base wider than ovary. Nut 2 x 1.5 mm, obovoid, obtuse, longitudinally striate; epidermal cells transversely oblong."
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Ecology

Habitat

General Habitat

Marshy areas in grasslands
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 1
 
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering and fruiting: June-November
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Called Eleocharis fistulosa in some literature. LEM 9Dec94.

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