Ochlandra setigera Gamble

Neomicrocalamus setigerus (Gamble) Hsueh & T.P. Yi

Habit

Height : 6m

Diameter : 1.2-1.8cm

Internode Length : 25-30cm

Culm Sheath Color : 15-19cm long, thin, papery,striate, wrinkled near thetop, gradually attenuate toa narrow apex, 1.1-2 cmlong, subulate, hair like,edges incurved and hairywithin; ligule very narrow,short.

Length of Leaf : 12-26 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.8-3 cm

Shape of Leaf : oblong lanceolate

Altitude : 1000m

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Tamil nadu, Kerala

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : short terminal or axillary spike on leafy branchlets.Sterile spikelets in heads, smaller than the fertile,rachis smooth, spikelets cylindric, tip pointed, clothedwith white hairs. Spikelets 1.8-2.2 cm long, emptyglumes 3, hairy, 0.7-1.3 cm long, many-nerved, ovate,acute and mucronate. Flowering glume larger,glabrous, acute at the apex 2.4 cm. Palea more orless same length of lemma, membranous manynerved,acute at the tip. Lodicules 5, 1.3-1.4 cm long,3-6-nerved, 3 of them bifid. Stamens many, 26-32,exserted, filaments free, short; anthers 1.2-1.5 cmlong. Ovary narrow, glabrous; style surmounted byperigynium, at the tip 5 plumose stigmas, 3 long and2 short.

Flowering Reported : Kerala, Nilambur (1988,1994)

Uses: Basket, mats, fodder, firewood

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998, Ohrnberger D,1999

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