Culms : Tufted
Height : 22m
Diameter : 5-10cm
Culm Sheath Color : 21-36 cm long, narrowly triangular withtruncate apex, black, hairy, auricle roundedor slightly curved outward; ligule 3-6 mmhigh, irregularly toothed, blades reflexed,deciduous.
Length of Leaf : 20-44 cm
Breadth of Leaf : 3-9 cm
Shape of Leaf : lanceolate
Altitude : 1400m
Introduced to : Indian Botanic garden, Calcutta, West Bengal
Native to : Malaya
Description of Inflorescence and Flower : spikelets up to 35 in a cluster,ovate, lanceolate, 9-12 mm long consistingof four perfect florets; glumes acutemucronateat the apex, 3-9 mm long, brownciliate; lemmas broadly acuminate at theapex, 6-9 mm long, with brownish ciliae;palea shorter than lemma, acuminate atapex with brownish to white cilia, 3-4 veinsbetween keels, 1-2 veins between keel and margin, 5-8 mm long; lodicules absent. Anthers 6, 4-5 mm long, slightlyhairy. Ovary hairy, oblong.
Uses: Construction, edible, musical instruments, handicrafts