Dinochloa andamanica Kurz

Dinochloa tjankorreh var. andamanica (Kurz) Gamble


Height : 35m

Diameter : 2.5cm

Internode Length : 23-46cm

Culm Sheath Color : green, lessthan one-fourth of the length of the internodes, with a fugacious whitebloom; imperfect blade leafy, deciduous, nearly asbroad as sheath

Length of Leaf : 23-30 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 5-7.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : ovate-lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : Andaman, Nicobar Islands

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : large compound panicle of spicatethin branches; rachis curved and nodes witha ring formed by the bases of fallen bracts. Spikelets clustered, 2-2.5 mm long, glossy, straw-coloured, oneflowered;empty glume 1 with 1 or 2 smaller glumes at the basebelow the articulation, broad, obtuse, convolute, blunt, 5-7-nerved; flowering glume similar to empty glume; palea round,much convolute. Stamens included; filaments short; anthers withan acute tip. Ovary oval, ending in a thick style and bifid nonplumosestigma

Uses: Rope

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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