Lepironia articulata

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Lepironia articulata

Description

Leaf-sheaths stramineous to brownish, the upper one much longer than the lower, 10-30 cm long. Flowers as long as or slightly shorter than the glumes.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Banka present, Buru present, Carolines present, Central Celebes present, Ceylon present, Dindings present, Johore present, Lampongs present, Lingga Arch present, Madagascar present, Malacca present, New Caledonia present, Pacific: Fiji (Fiji present), Pahang present, Palembang present, S. China present, Sula Is present, Taliabu present, Tapanuli present, Towuti Lake present, coastal districts of N. and E. Australia present
Madagascar, Ceylon, Thailand, Indo-China, S. China, coastal districts of N. and E. Australia, Carolines, New Caledonia, Fiji, in Malesia: Sumatra (Tapanuli, Palembang, Lampongs), Banka, Lingga Arch., Malay Peninsula (Dindings, Pahang, Malacca, Johore, Singapore), Borneo, Central Celebes (Towuti Lake), Moluccas (Sula Is.: Taliabu; Buru), New Guinea.

Uses

In S. Sumatra and Borneo mats for packing tobacco, rubber, and kapok, are made of the dried stems. The species is sometimes cultivated for this purpose.
In New Guinea (Sepik Distr.) it is used by the natives for basket-making.

Citation

SCHEFF. 1874 – In: Nat. Tijd. N. I.: 89
Miq. 1870: Illustr: 60: t. 20
HEYNE 1927: Nutt. Pl.: 313
Benth. 1878 – In: Fl. Austr.: 342
PFEIFF. 1925: p. 451. – In: Bot. Arch.: f. 25 & 46
L. C. RICH. 1869 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng.: 77
L. C. RICH. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. (Monoc.): 107
CAMUS 1912: p. 179. – In: Fl. Gén. I.-C.: f. 25
S. T. BLAKE 1943 – In: J. Proc. R. Soc. Queensl.: 71
POIR. 1817: Enc.: 90
Clarke 1909: Ill. Cyp.: f. 8-16
DOMIN 1947 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 213
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 346
L. C. RICH. 1869 – In: Flora: 438
L. C. RICH. 1922: Atl.: f. 267 err. ‘mucronulata’
KUNTH 1837 – In: En.: 366
FISCHER 1932: Kew Bull.: 70
Ridl. 1906 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc.: 227
Ridl. 1925 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 175
Koord. 1911 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 202
Merr. 1921: En. Born.: 64
KÜK. 1924 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 58
STEUD. 1855 – In: Syn.: 181
KURZ 1864 – In: Nat. Tijd. N. I.: 224
CHERMEZ. 1937: p. 244. – In: Fl. Madag.: t. 23, f. 5-8
BURK. 1935 – In: Dict.: 1331
BOECK. 1871 – In: Linnaea: 140
GOEBEL 1888: p. 126. – In: Ann. Jard. Bot. Btzg: t. 14, f. 12, 13
L. C. RICH. 1861: Sum.: 262, 602
Clarke 1894 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 684