LEPIRONIA ARTICULATA PDF

The leaves are harvested from the wild and used for making baskets, as a packing material etc. The plant has been cultivated for this purpose in Indonesia[. L. articulata occurs discontinuously from Madagascar through Sri Lanka, China and South-East Asia (Thailand, Indo-China, Peninsular. Lepironia articulata occurs discontinuously from Madagascar through Sri Lanka, South-East and East Asia to Australia, the Caroline Islands.

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No recent production or trade figures are available. More recent reports from Borneo indicate that L.

This is much lower than the biomass production of other tropical aquatic sedges, such as Cyperus papyrus L. This is much lower than the biomass production of other tropical aquatic sedges, such as Cyperus papyrus L.

No yield data are known. No germplasm collections or breeding programmes of L.

Domin Lepironia conifera Poir. No germplasm collections or breeding programmes are known to be underway. Lepironia articulata will remain a locally useful and readily available source of high-quality weaving material in Madagascar. A subaquatic, rush-like, leafless, rhizomatous, perennial herb, up to 2.

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The stems of Lepironia articulata are very good weaving material, highly valued in Madagascar, because of its durability, suppleness and workability. Stems culms close together, arranged in one row along the rhizome, each one erect, slenderly cylindrical, 0. This page was last modified on 28 Aprilat In China Lepironia articulata is used for making sails for junks.

The planting distance is cm, with each pocket containing shoots. Here, reed swamps dominated by L. In view of its wide distribution area, Lepironia articulata does not seem to be threatened with extinction.

Anatomically, Lepironia articulata can be distinguished from most other Cyperaceae by the stomata composed of 4 cells and the absence of silica bodies in lepironai leaf epidermis cells.

Plants Profile for Lepironia articulata

Catalogue of the Vascular Plants articulqta Madagascar. Kew Bulletin 56 2: In other projects Wikispecies. In Borneo and South Sumatra strong and completely closed L.

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Lepironia articulata

Not to be confused with Lepyronia. In South-East Asia lepronia harvested stems are dried for 3 days, after which they are tied into bundles 10 cm in diameter. In Borneo and South Sumatra strong and completely closed Lepironia articulata mats have been used as packing material for tobacco, rubber, kapok, cotton, cane sugar and other products, for drying paddy and for the transport of food products such as rice, salt and dried fish.

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It is cultivated in Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo, India and China and sometimes escapes from cultivation can be found e. The main production area of L. Views Read Edit View history. Lepironia is a genus of the sedge family, comprising only one species, Lepironia articulataknown as the grey sedge.

The harvested stems of L. See Terms of Use for details. Cutting must preferably be done a few cm away from the rhizome because if the rhizome is damaged the plant will need more time to produce new culms.

Lecomte Lepironia articulata var. Views Read View source View history. Junk Publishers, The Hague, the Netherlands. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. This Cyperaceae article is a stub. Plant ,epironia of Tropical Africa Introduction. In Australia the still fleshy, thickened rhizomes are eaten by aboriginals.