Sinarundinaria intermedia (Munro) C.S Chao & Renvoize

Drepanostachyum intermedium (Munro) Keng f..

Tite, Titi, Titay, Ningalo, Nigalai, Lushai-Lik (Nepal)

Habit

Culms : Caespitose

Height : 4m

Diameter : 1.2cm

Culm Color : Grayish green

Internode Length : 25cm

Culm Sheath Color : 21 cm long and 4 cm broad, glabrous, papery, strongly striate, broader at the base, tapering to atruncate tip; imperfect blade ca.4 cm long, narrow, subulate, recurved; ligule ca. 5 mm long, blunt.

Length of Leaf : 15 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate

Altitude : 650-2200m

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : West Bengal

Native to : North east India, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, West Bengal

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : racemose panicle on leafless branches; spikelets ca. 2.5 cm long, yellowish,3-5-flowered, upper flower imperfect; rachilla clavate, hairy; empty glumes 2, ovate, membranous, ciliate at the tip,outer glume ca. 4 mm long and 1.5 mm broad and 5-nerved, inner glume ca. 7 mm long and 2 mm broad, 7-nerved;lemma 9 mm long and 3 mm broad, ovate, mucronate, scabrous, 9-nerved; palea 2-keeled, lodicule 3, ovate, 3-7 nerved,margin fimbriate. Stamens 3; anthers ca. 3 mm long, basifixed; filaments short. Ovary ca. 1.5 mm long, oblong; style divided and each having one plumose stigma.

Flowering Cycle : 20 years

Flowering Reported : Sikkim (1848, 1868, 1879, 1899, 1968)

Uses: Construction, baskets, edible shoots

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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