Sinarundinaria densifolia (Munro) C.S Chao & Renvoize

Yushania densifolia (Munro) R.B Majumdar

Habit

Height : .9m

Internode Length : 7.5cm

Culm Sheath Color : 2.5 cm, striate, hirsute, with small pointedauricles; imperfect blade short, ovate, rounded at base.

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : South India (Anamudi Hills)

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : dense raceme in leafybranchlets; raceme with 5-6 spikelets; rachis angled, strigosely hairy; spikelet ca. 1 cm long, with 2 empty glumes and 1fertile and another imperfect flower; rachilla ca. 4 mm long, clavate, hairy; lemma ca. 9 mm long and 3 mm broad,ovate, 7-nerved, tip long mucronate and ciliate, margin scabrous; palea ca. 9 mm with keels which are ciliate, 1-nervedon either side of the keel, tip ciliate and bimucronate; lodicules 3, ovate-obtuse, fimbriate, 3-5-nerved, two ca. 3 mmlong and one shorter and narrower than the other two. Stamens 3; anther long, basifixed, tip bifid; filament short.Ovary elliptic, glabrous; style divided to the base with each branch having one plumose stigma.

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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