Schizostachyum rogersii Brandis

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 9m

Diameter : 1.9cm

Culm Sheath Color : much shorter than the internodes, thin, 7.6-10 cm long, hairs very fugaceous, base 5-6.3 cm broad, tapering to 2 cm,with 2 small auricles at the apex; blade narrow, reflexed, as long as the sheath.

Length of Leaf : 18-23 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 2.5-3.8 cm

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Native to : Andamans, India

Description of Inflorescence and Flower : long spiketerminating leafy branchlets with distant half whorls of spikelets supported by bracts which are often furnished with ablade. Spikelets 1-flowered, glabrous, the fertile 1.2 cm long, the sterile shorter. Empty glumes 2-4; palea convolute,minutely 2-dentate, keels distinct. Lodicules 3, unequal. Anthers yellow, obtuse, 4 mm long. Ovary glabrous; stylethick, cylindric, hollow, terminated by 3 long plumose stigmas.

Uses: Construction, arrows, pipes

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

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