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Echinocloa colonum (L) Link ( Jungle rice)

Kannada Name: Oodalu, kadu haraka hullu

Family: Poacea


  • Slender annual
  • Height - 60-90 cm. Stem is creeping below and erect above, with rooting at lower nodes. Leaf blade 7.5 to 15 cm long; often blotched with purple or almost black cross bands. Ligule is absent.
  • Inflorescence is a panicle branching racemes rather distant.
  • Widely distributed throughout the warm tropics.
  • Propagation - seeds
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