Dinochloa nicobariana R.B. Majumdar


Culm Color : Green

Internode Length : 30cm

Culm Sheath Color : green, long, having white dense tomentum,imperfect blade leafy, deciduous, nearly as broad as sheath.

Length of Leaf : 5-12 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 0.6-1 cm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : North Nicobar

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : large compound panicle of loosely arranged spikelets. Branchsmooth and nodes with a ring formed by the base of fallen bracts. Spikelets clustered, 0.2-0.4 cm, straw-coloured, oneflowered;empty glumes 2, 2.5-3.5 mm broad, obtuse. Flowering glume similar to empty glume, 2.5 mm long; palealong, convolute, 2.5 mm long. Stamens 6, included, free, acute tip, filament short; ovary oval ending in a thick style andthree plumose stigmas.

Flowering Reported : Nicobar (1993)

Uses: Rope

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998, Muktesh Kumar M.S, 2011

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