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
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