Ochlandra sivagiriana (Gamble) E.G. Camus

Ochlandra rheedii var. sivagiriana Gamble , Ochlandra scriptoria var. Sivagiriana (Gamble) C.E.C.Fisch.
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Bamboo Morphology 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