Culms : Tufted
Height : 8-12m
Diameter : 6-8 cm
Culm Color : Purple
Internode Length : 30- 50 cm
Culm Sheath Color : deciduous, with darkbrown hairs appressed on the back, 15-20 cm long, triangular; ligule 1-2 mm high, denticulate; auricles 3-5 mm, rounded, slightly curved outward, notjoined with the blade with 7 mm long bristles; blade 4-9 cm long, spreading or reflexed, ovate-oblong.
Length of Leaf : 20-30 cm
Breadth of Leaf : 2-5 cm
Shape of Leaf : lanceolate
Soil : Dry soil, limestone
Native to : Banten, Sukabani, Indian Botanic Garden calcutta
Description of Inflorescence and Flower : spikelets upto 18 in a cluster, ovate-lanceolate, 8-11 mmlong, 3 mm wide, wide with 4 perfect and one sterile flower; glumes broadly ovate, mucronate, 3-5 mm long, brownhairy; lemmas 6-10 mm long, acuminate at the apex; paleas shorter than lemmas, acute and pointed; lodicules absent.Stamens 6; anthers 4-5 mm long, slightly hairy at the tip. Ovary hairy, oblong.
Propagation : Rhizome, culm cutting
Uses: Construction, musical instruments, handicrafts, furniture