Culms : Caespitose
Height : 7-10m
Diameter : 2.5-4cm
Culm Color : Green
Internode Length : 30-45cm
Culm Sheath Color : 25-30 cm long and 7.5 cm broad, at the base;imperfect blade lanceolate, 15 cm long, usually recurved with fimbriate ligule.
Length of Leaf : 20-40 cm
Breadth of Leaf : 2.5-10 cm
Altitude : 1200-1500m
Introduced to : Uttar pradesh, West bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal pradesh
Description of Inflorescence and Flower : large panicle with spicate branches; heads upto 2.5 cm diameter; greenish brown. Spikelets 1 cm long, dark brown,depressed; empty glumes 1 or 2, many-nerved, membranous; florets 2-3, usually all fertile; lemmas orbicular, ciliate onthe edges and densely tomentose within, 9-11-nerved; palea much shorter, ovate-lanceolate, ciliate on the keels, 2-nerved between the keels, densely tomentose within; lodicules 1 or 2, narrow, linear-lanceolate, ciliate; rachilla prolonged,bristle-like. Stamens with purple anthers, tip conical, hairy, apiculate. Ovary broadly ovate, hairy above, stigmas 3,short, plumose.
Uses: Construction, Baskets, huts, flutes, edible shoot, straws, arrow head, knife