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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 54. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/3/2017)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 11/2/2017)
GROWTH: Lifespan: Perennial
Life form: Herbaceous
Plant-human relationship: Cultivated
Plant habit: Erect, Tufted
Stem consistency: Firm
Stem height (cm): 300 to 600
Stem stature: Robust
Floral and plant sex: Hermaphroditic/bisexual flowers
Inflorescence type: Panicle
Inflorescence position: Terminal
POACEAE Panicle length (cm): 40 to 60
POACEAE Spikelet density: Contiguous
POACEAE Spikelet length (mm): 3.5 to 4
POACEAE Number of spikelets (comprising fertile florets): 1
POACEAE Fruiting spikelets (abscission) [mandatory]: Falling entire
POACEAE Fruiting Spikelets (secondary abscission): Without secondary abscission
POACEAE Seed: Caryopsis with (type of pericarp): Adherent pericarp
Seed size (mm): 1.7 to 2.3
Human edible: Leaves, Stems
Details: Economic use: Used for sugar production. Young shoots edible (Couplan 1998).
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