Sinarundinaria walkeriana (Munro) C.S Chao & Renvoize

Yushania walkeriana (Munro) R.B


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

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

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

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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