Dinochloa scandens (Blume ex Nees) Kuntze

Habit

Height : 35m

Diameter : 2.5cm

Internode Length : 23-46cm

Culm Sheath Color : green, less than one fourth of the length of the internodes with a fugacious white bloom; imperfect blade leafy, deciduous, nearly as broad as sheath.

Length of Leaf : 23-30cm

Breadth of Leaf : 5-7.5cm

Shape of Leaf : ovate lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : India, Andaman and Nicobar

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : a large compound panicle of spicate thin branches; rachis curved and nodes with a ring. Spiklets clustered, 2-2.5 mm long, glossy straw coloured, one flowered; empty glume 1 with 1 or 2 smaller glumes at the base below the articulation, broad, obtuse; convolute blunt flowering glume, similar to empty glume; palea round much convolute. Stamens included; filaments short; anthers with an acute tip. Ovary oval, ending in a thick style; stigma bifid, non-plumose.

Uses: Rope by the aborigines of the Nicobar

References: Muktesh kumar M.S, 2011

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