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Studies on Grass Flora Associated With Paddy Field of Wayanad District, Kerala, South India

Dileep P.*, Geetha G. Nair


There are 33 species grasses belonging to 24 genera, which are common throughout the study area of paddy fields of Wayanad. Out of 33 species 17 grasses are common weeds, 6 species used for grain, 7 of them used in ethnomedicine, some of them are good soil binders, for making brushes and brooms and also used in paper industry. In the present study morphological characters and key for identification of these 33 species of grasses have been enumerated. Various morphological aspects and uses of the grasses associated with paddy field of Wayanad have been discussed.


Taxonomy; Grasses; Paddy field; Wayanad District

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