Culms : Tufted
Height : 6-9m
Diameter : 1.5-2.5cm
Culm Color : Grayish green
Internode Length : 15-38cm
Culm Sheath Color : 10-20 cm long and ca.15 cmbroad, covered with denseappressed hairs in the earlystage, afterwards smooth,somewhat truncate, folded andcoriaceous at the base,terminating at the truncatemouth in a narrow naked band;ligule 1.5-2.5 cm long, auriclessmall.
Length of Leaf : 15-20 cm
Breadth of Leaf : 2-2.5 cm
Shape of Leaf : linear-lanceolate
Introduced to : Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, West Bengal
Description of Inflorescence and Flower : largespreading panicle of spicatebranchlets; rachis smooth,slender, 2.5-7.6 cm long betweenthe verticils; spikelets slender,1.5-2 cm long, often curved, 2.2 mm broad, fertile flowers mixed with few sterile ones; empty glumes 1-2, ovate, acute, white ciliate, one male flowerfollowed by 1 or 2 hermaphrodite flowers, flowering glumes elliptic, acute or faintly emarginate, many-nerved, whiteciliate on the edges, convolute; palea short, ovate obtuse, 2-keeled, ciliate on the keels, convolute, ciliate only at the tip.Stamens long, exserted, filaments at first connected in a short thick tube, afterwards into a long and membranous one;anthers long, greenish-yellow, long hirsute, apiculate. Ovary narrowly ovoid, much acuminate, pubescent, ending in along style divided above into 2 white stigmas.
Flowering Cycle : 30 years
Flowering Reported : Assam (1956,-1960,1987)
Seed Type : Caryopsis
Uses: Edible shoots