Height : 5m
Diameter : 2.5cm
Internode Length : 45cm
Culm Sheath Color : truncate with 2 falcate, long-ciliate auricles; bladeslong, ensiform, 10-15 cm long, purplish.
Length of Leaf : 10- 25cm
Breadth of Leaf : 1- 3cm
Shape of Leaf : Linear- lanceolate
Introduced to : Karnataka, Tamil nadu, Kerala
Native to : India
Description of Inflorescence and Flower : short terminal or axillary spike. Spikelets cylindric, acute, glabrous,sterile in heads, smaller, 1.2-1.8 cm long, fertile few, subsolitary withbracts, empty glumes 2-3, flowering glume larger, sub-acute, paleaconvolute, not keeled, lodicules many. Stamens 15-18 or more,exserted, filaments free, slender, anthers mucronate. Ovary oblong,surmounted by perigynium containing the style, which is cleft atthe apex into 3 plumose stigmas.
Flowering Reported : Western ghats(1988,1989,1992,1995)
Propagation : Seeds, rhizome
Uses: Pulp and paper, baskets, mats, flutes, floats, rafts