Height : 2m
Diameter : 3cm
Culm Sheath Color : deciduous,sheath light green, strongly ribbed, ciliate along the overlapping margin on the back, glabrous above, sparsely papillosebelow and at the base densely hirsute.
Length of Leaf : 16 cm
Breadth of Leaf : 3.5 cm
Native to : South India, Palni Hills, Srilanga
Description of Inflorescence and Flower : terminal, purple on leafy branches, 20-30 cm long, the pedicels up to17 mm long, each bearing a many-flowered spikelet. Spikelet ca. 2.5 cm long, glabrous 3-4 flowered and the upper oneempty, each separated by a narrow rachilla, segment flat and glabrous below, empty glumes 2, nearly equal, ciliate onthe margin, 3-5 nerved; palea as long as the flowering glume, ciliate, 2-keeled, apex acute, lodicules 3, obtuse, fimbriate,3-nerved. One is smaller than the other two. Stamens 3; anthers obtuse, filament short. Ovary glabrous, undividedwith 2 feathery stigmas.
Uses: Construction, fence