Three little known species of Ochlandra Thwaites (Poaceae) from Western Ghats, India

Chand Basha S. & Muktesh Kumar

Published on : 31-Mar-2022



Bamboos are, among the taxonomically least known groups of plants. Being monocarpic and flowering gregariously, collection of infructescenca has bean a great problem for taxonomists and consequently many taxa are, t1ven now, known only from vegetative materials. This paper deals with three such taxa of Ochlandra, a genus of 8 species, occuring in South India, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. viz. O. setigera, O. beddomei and O. travancorica var. hirsuta, the flowers and fruits of which have been recently collected and studied by us, for the first time. Their complete and amended descriptions are provided here.