Ochlandra talboti Brandis
Culms : Tufted Height: 3-6m Diameter:1.2-1.8 cm Culm Color:
Internode Length: 40cm Culm Sheath Colour: smooth, striate, ciliate on the margin, rounded with two smallciliate auricles at the tip; blade subulate, acuminate, hairy within at the base; ligule short.
Length of Leaf: 20-26 cm Breadth of Leaf : 3-3.5 cm Leaf Shape: lanceolate
Habitat: Rain forests Altitude: Soil:
Introduced to: Karnataka(Coorg,North canara)
Description of Inflorescence and Flower: terminal or axillaryspike, 10-20 cm long. Spikelets 2-6, 1-3 cm long in half whorls which are 2 cm apart at the base and congested at the topof the rachis; fertile spikelets ovoid, cylindric, few. Empty glumes 3-4, 1-1.9 cm long, broadly ovate, acute, spinous,mucronate with spreading white hairs at the tip. Lemma larger, acute, 2.8 cm long; palea similar to lemma; lodicules6-7, linear. Stamen 26-40, exserted, pendulous; filaments long, slender; anther linear, sagittate at the base. Ovaryprolonged into a slender style, 2 cm long and surmounted by 5 plumose stigmas.
Flowering Cycle: Flowering Reported:Nort Canara(1896), Karnataka, Virajpet(1994)
Uses: Baskets, mats
References: Seethalakshmi K. K ,1998