Grass-9: Heteropogon

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Vijayasankar

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Dec 7, 2010, 11:19:35 PM12/7/10
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Heteropogon contortus, one of the major component species of grasslands amidst woodland savannah forests in Tiruvannamalai district, TN.
Do you know any interesting feature of this grass?
 
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Vijayasankar Raman, Ph.D.
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National Center for Natural Products Research
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Muthu Karthick

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Dec 8, 2010, 12:56:27 AM12/8/10
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Yes sir, the charater of fruits, the twisted awns gets unwinded whilst contact with water. Is the latin name means this?
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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 8, 2010, 9:18:10 AM12/8/10
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Heteropogon contortus (L.) Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. Syst. Veg., ed.
15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 2: 836. 1817

Basionym:
Andropogon contortus L. Sp. Pl. 2: 1045. 1753

Type: Lectotype = "Gram. Secalinum, Indicum, spica gracili, tomentoso,
aristis longioribus, ad se invicem intortis" in Plukenet,
Phytographia, t. 191, f. 5, 1692

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Pankaj

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Vijayasankar <vijay.b...@gmail.com> wrote:

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Pankaj Kumar Ph.D. (Orchidaceae)
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Greater Kailash Sacred Landscape Project
Department of Habitat Ecology
Wildlife Institute of India
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Dehradun - 248001, India

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