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
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