Thyrsostachys oliveri Gamble

Habit

Culms : Tufted

Height : 15-25m

Diameter : 5cm

Culm Color : Dull green

Internode Length : 40-60cm

Culm Sheath Color : fibrous, imbricating at the base, green when young, turning orange and finally brown, persistent, clothed on the back with thick, white, stiff, pubescence, rounded at the top margins thin and ciliate; ligule ca. 4 mm high, dentate; auricles 2, very small, triangular blade upto 23 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, recurved, awl-shaped, hairy on both surfaces. Young shoots cone shaped, orange mixed with light green colour, covered with white hairs blade narrow erect.

Length of Leaf : 15-20 cm

Breadth of Leaf : 1.2-1.5 cm

Shape of Leaf : linear-lanceolate

Habitat, Distribution,Uses

Introduced to : Calcutta,FRI,Dehra Dun, Nilambur(Wynad),Coimbatore

Native to : Myanmar

Flowering Cycle : 48-50 years

Flowering Reported : Myanmar(1891), Dehra Dun (1938), Haldwani (1962-63)

Propagation : Culm cutting

Uses: Construction ,baskets, edible shoots

References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998

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