Sinarundinaria jainiana (C.R. Das & D.C.Pal) H.B. Naithani

Ampelocalamus patellaris (Gamble) Stapleton.

Habit

Culms : Caespitose

Height : 6m

Diameter : 2cm

Culm Color : Light brown

Length of Leaf : 8 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 4 cm

Shape of Leaf : oblong-lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : Sikkim, West Bengal, Darjeeling

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : loose drooping panicle, terminating at the leafy branches; spikelet ca. 2.5 cm long, usually 5-flowered, uppermostfloret imperfect; rachilla ca. 4 mm long, clavate, ciliate; empty glumes 2, membranous; lemma ca. 12 mm long and 4 mmbroad, with long hairs towards the edges on theback, 11-nerved, tip acute; palea ca. 11 mm long,2-keeled, glabrous on the keels, tip ciliate andbimucronate; lodicule 3. Ovary ca. 1.5 mm long,ovoid-oblong, glabrous; style divided and each having one plumose stigma.

Flowering Reported : Sikkim (1905, 1908), Darjeeling (1979)

Uses: Fodder, weaving

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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