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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The stems of L.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. The main production area of L. Raharilala, Rajaonary, Rakotonirina, R. It is cultivated in Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo, India and China and sometimes escapes from cultivation can be found e.
The stems of Lepironia articulata are very good weaving material, highly valued in Madagascar, because of its durability, suppleness and workability. Anatomically, Lepironia articulata can be distinguished from most other Cyperaceae by the stomata composed of 4 cells and the absence of silica bodies in the leaf epidermis cells.
Lepironia is a genus of the sedge family, comprising only one species, Lepironia articulataknown as the grey sedge. Lepironia has often been considered a monotypic genus, with Lepironia articulata being the only species, but at present Lepironia and Chorizandra have been united into a larger genus Lepironiawith 1 species in subgenus Lepironia characterized by an inflorescence consisting of one spike-like cluster and pistils with 2 stigmasand 4 Australian species in subgenus Chorizandra characterized by a head-like inflorescence with several spikes and pistils with 3 stigmas.
These bundles are pounded with rice pestles until they are flat and ready for weaving.
Natural reproduction of L. It grows in oligotrophic, slightly acid pH 5. Total living biomass production for L. A subaquatic, rush-like, leafless, rhizomatous, zrticulata herb, up to 2.
Plants Profile for Lepironia articulata
This is much lower than the biomass production of other tropical aquatic sedges, such as Cyperus papyrus L. Views Read Edit View history. In Madagascar and elsewhere the stems are used for weaving hats, mats, baskets and sacks. It is a weed of rice fields in Malaysia. No germplasm collections or breeding programmes are known to be underway.
Lepironia articulata can be propagated by clump division. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Domin Agticulata conifera Poir. Cyperaceae of economic, ethnobotanical and horticultural importance: In Australia the still fleshy, thickened rhizomes are eaten by aboriginals. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last modified on 28 Aprilat Lepironia has often been considered a monotypic genus, with L.
Because of the wide range of packaging materials available nowadays, mats and other products made from L. In Australia the still fleshy, thickened rhizomes are eaten by aboriginals.
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Retrieved from ” https: In Borneo and South Sumatra strong and completely closed L. No recent production or trade figures are available. Lepironia compressa Boeckeler Lepironia mucronata var. In Borneo planting material of L. The planting distance is cm, with each pocket containing shoots. This page was last modified on 5 Julyat Not to be confused with Lepyronia.
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