Sinarundinaria floribunda (Thwaites) C.S Chao & Renvoize

Yushania floribunda (Thwaites) Demoly.

Habit

Height : 1.5cm

Internode Length : 9cm

Length of Leaf : 20 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.8 cm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : Sri Lanka, Western Ghats of Kerala

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : large, terminal in leafy branches. Spikeletca. 2.5 cm long, minutely silky pubescent, 8-flowered and the uppermost sterile; rachilla ca. 4 mm long, clavate hairy;empty glumes 2, ovate acute, ciliate at the apex and on the edges, outer ca.4 mm long and 1.5 mm broad, and 3-nerved;inner ca. 5 mm long and 2 mm broad and 5-nerved; lemma ca. 8 mm long and 3 mm broad, ovate acuminate, ciliate atthe apex, 7-nerved. Palea as long as lemma, 2-keeled, ciliate on the keels, bicuspidate; lodicules 3, two broad and long,third one small and narrow, ovate obtuse,fimbriate; stamens 3, long, basifixed,brown, blunt, filament short. Ovary ovoid,glabrous, style divided with 2 stigmas.

Uses: Construction, Agricultural implements

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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