Gigantochloa achmadii

Gigantochloa achmadii Widjaja


Distribution So far found only in the Island of Simalur and in West Sumatra. For map click: Map384.TIF.

Uses The culms are potentially useful for constructions.

Observations Culm up to 20 m tall, diameter 9 cm; internodes 25-35 cm long, yellowish-green with whitish hairs below the node. Culm sheath covered with dark brown hairs; blade ovate with narrow base, reflexed; ligule dentate with long bristles; auricles rounded, raised towards the outer ends, with 4 mm long bristles. Inflorescence borne on leafless branches, with a group of 3-5 pseudospikelets at each node. Found in forest on heavy clay soil.