Schizostachyum flavescens (Kurz) R.B. Majumdar

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 3 -6 m

Culm Color : Dull green, Yellow

Internode Length : 2.5-3.8cm

Culm Sheath Color : 10-35 cm long and 12-27 cm broad, smooth or curvedwith appressed white hairs or pale brown bristly hairs; imperfect blade 2.5-9 cm long and broad, erect, triangular orovate, margins usually long, ciliate, decurrent into a wavy fringes bordering the top of the sheath and ending on eitherside in a long pointed auricle; auricles margined with stiff curved bristles; ligule entire or slightly toothed.

Length of Leaf : 7-19 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1-2 cm

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : India, Calcutta

Native to : Andaman Islands, Myanmar

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : leafy branched panicle of fewverticillate branchlets, bearing heads of spikelets supported by a glabrous bract, rachis slender, spikelets mostly fertile,linear acuminate, hairy, ca.1 cm long, with few empty bract-like glumes or sterile spikelets between, glumes ovatelanceolate,mucronate, white hairy, 7-9-nerved; lemmas similar to glumes. Palea as long as the lemma, 2-keeled, keels close together, white-pilose on themargins, the apex deeply bifid.Lodicules ca.5 mm long, oblong,obtuse, ciliate at apex, concave atbase 3-5-nerved. Stamens at firstgreenish, then turning yellow;anthers obtuse or acute. Ovaryovoid-acuminate, rounded, stipitate,smooth, style long, stigmas 3, slightlywhite hairy.

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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