Ochlandra sivagiriana (Gamble) E.G. CamusOchlandra rheedii var. sivagiriana Gamble , Ochlandra scriptoria var. Sivagiriana (Gamble) C.E.C.Fisch.
Culms : Tufted Height: 5m Diameter:1.8cm Culm Color:
Internode Length: 36cm Culm Sheath Colour: 18 cm long, striate on maturity. Length of Leaf : 8-22 cm Breadth of Leaf : 1-2.5 cm Shape of Leaf :linear-lanceolate
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Introduced to: Tamil Nad ( Sivagiri,Palni hills), Kerala(Vazhachal)
Description of Inflorescence and Flower: short terminalor axillary spike or spicate panicle on leafybranchlets; spikelets cylindric, acute, slightlyhairy, fertile, few, 4 x 0.5 cm. Empty glumes2, many-veined, acuminate at the tip.Flowering glumes larger, 3 cm long, manyveined;palea 3.2 cm long, convolute, long,mucronate, membranaceous at the base.Lodicules 6, ca.1.5 cm long; 1-5-nerved.Stamens 27 to 32 exserted, filaments free;anthers slightly apiculate. Ovary oblong,surmounted by perigynium containing thestyle which is cleft at the apex in 5 plumose stigmas.
Flowering Cycle: Flowering Reported:Kerala, Vazhachal(1993)
Uses: Baskets, Fencing
References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998