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