Sinarundinaria griffithiana (Munro) C.S Chao & Renvoize

Chimonocalamus griffithianus (Munro) Hsueh & T.P.Yi.


Height : 8m

Diameter : 3cm

Culm Color : Olive green

Internode Length : 14.5cm

Culm Sheath Color : 18-30 cm long and 10-12 cm broad,papery, striate, straw-coloured, covered with scattered stiff bulbous-based hairs, ciliate on the edges, convexly attenuateupwards to a 1 cm broad apex with rounded auricles; imperfect blade ca. 2.5 cm long, triangular, acute, hairy; liguleshort, hairy.

Length of Leaf : 12.5 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : linear-lanceolate

Altitude : 2400-3000ms

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, West Bengal

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : a terminal panicle with sheathing bracts; rachis hairy, flattened on one side; spikelets ca. 3 cm long, narrow, in verticillateclusters on thin wavy scabrous hairy pedicels; 4-6-flowered, uppermost floret empty; rachilla ca. 5 mm long, flattened,hairy, clavate at the top; empty glumes 2, ovate lanceolate, mucronate, scabrous, lemma 5-7, 2-keeled, ciliate on thekeels, tip bimucronate; lodicules 3, obovate, faintly nerved, long ciliate, 1 rather shorter than the other two. Stamens 3,anther tip with few white hairs. Ovary linear-oblong, glabrous; style divided to the base with each branch having one plumose stigma.

Flowering Reported : Assam (1833,1835), Meghalaya (1894), Mizoram (1953,1967, 2008), Blatter (1929), Campbell (1988), Seethalakshmi and Kumar (1998),

Uses: Construction, Fencing

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998, Naithani H.B, 2011

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