Culms : Tufted
Height : 20m
Diameter : 8cm
Internode Length : 50cm
Culm Sheath Color : 20-25 cm long and broad, nearlyglabrous, rounded at tip, black inside;blade 10-15 cm long, triangular,cuspidate, appressed hairy beneath,rounded at the base; ligule 2 mm high,white-hairy outside; auricles wavy,fringed with deciduous bristles. Youngshoots whitish-green.
Length of Leaf : 20-35 cm
Breadth of Leaf : 3-4 cm
Shape of Leaf : oblong lanceolate
Introduced to : Arunachal pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura
Description of Inflorescence and Flower : large compound paniclewith spicate branches bearing heads ofsterile and fertile spikelets with chaffybracts; rachis usually fistular, striate.Spikelets 5 cm with 1-2 emptygemmiparous glumes, 5-6 fertile flowers,and 1-2 terminal imperfect flowers;rachilla obcuneate, striate, minutelyciliate at top; empty glumes ovate-acute,mucronate; flowering glume ovatelanceolatewith a broad base, acute,glabrous, sometimes with a soft subfoliaceouspoint, many-nerved; paleaovate, 2-keeled, scabrous, toothed onthe keels, 5-6-nerved in between, tip glabrous or penicillate; lodicules almost obovate, long-fimbriate, many- nerved. Anthers narrow, penicillate at the apex.Ovary ovate, acute, hairy above, with a short style and long hairy stigmas.
Flowering Reported : Assam (1891,1889), Bangladesh(1981-82)
Uses: Agarbathi sticks,mats, baskets