Phyllostachys aurea Riviere & C. Riviere

Phyllostachys aurea f. albovariegata (Makino) Nakai. , Phyllostachys aurea f. alternatolutescens (I.T suboi) K. Ueda

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 2- 8m

Diameter : 2-3 cm

Culm Color : Green, golden yellow

Internode Length : 8- 10cm

Culm Sheath Color : 12-18 cm long, promptlydeciduous, green or light orange-yellow when fresh, with purple red or light green ribbed striation and brown spots on outer surface, covered with short white hairs towards the base,auricles lacking, imperfect blade 3-6 cm long, lanceolate tonarrowly lanceolate bent downwards, some times wrinkled; ligule1-2 mm high, fringed with long hairs.

Length of Leaf : 5-8 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 5-11 mm

Shape of Leaf : lanceolate

Soil : Sandy soil

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Dehra Dun

Native to : China

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : large foliate panicle, occupyingnearly whole stem, straw-coloured with deciduous spathes.Spikelets 18-25 mm long, 2-flowered, glume usually one, papery;lemmas glabrous, lightly inrolled; paleas with fine rough hairs atapex, 2-keeled. Lodicules ovate lanceolate. Stamens exserted,filaments 3-5 cm long; anthers yellow; ovary ovoid, glabrous; style long; stigmas 3 plumose. Caryopsis linear - lanceolate,6-8 mm x 1.5-2.0 mm, grooved on back, style persistent.

Propagation : Seed, Culm cutting

Uses: Ornamental plants, handicrafts

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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