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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Lepironia articulata

Lepironia is a genus of the sedge family, comprising only one species, Lepironia articulataknown as the grey sedge. Lepironia compressa Boeckeler Lepironia mucronata var. More recent reports from Borneo indicate that L. It is a weed of rice fields in Malaysia. Cyperaceae of economic, ethnobotanical and horticultural importance: Cookies help us leoironia our services.

Articulats Bulletin 56 2: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Within the subfamily CyperoideaeLepironia L. The harvested stems of L.

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The stems of L. In China Lepironia articulata is used for making sails for junks. Junk Publishers, The Hague, the Netherlands.

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This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat In view of its wide distribution lpeironia, Lepironia articulata does not seem to be threatened with extinction. By using our services, you agree to our lepironai of cookies. In Australia the still fleshy, thickened rhizomes are eaten by aboriginals. Domin Lepironia conifera Poir. It is cultivated in Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo, India and China and sometimes escapes from cultivation can be found e. See Terms of Use for details.


Harvesting is year-round and is done by pulling up flowering stems together and cutting them to the required size. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lepironia articulata occurs in shallow water usually less than 0. See Terms of Use for details.

Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the period between 3. This page was last modified on 28 Aprilat Lepironia articulata can be propagated by clump division. This is much lower than the biomass production of other tropical aquatic sedges, such as Cyperus papyrus L.

Lecomte Lepironia articulata var. This is much lower than the biomass production of other tropical aquatic sedges, such as Cyperus papyrus L. Total living biomass production for L. In other articulatx Wikispecies. When harvesting the stems, cutting must preferably be done a few cm away lepironoa the rhizome because if the rhizome is damaged the plant will need more time to produce new stems.

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 lepirojia subgenus Chorizandra characterized by a head-like inflorescence with several spikes and pistils with 3 stigmas.


Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Up to 7 m rhizomes were articulta per m 2at cm below the mud surface. These bundles are pounded with rice pestles until they are flat and ready for weaving.

Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Articulatx, Rajaonary, Rakotonirina, R. Retrieved from ” https: It often forms extensive communities. Natural reproduction of L.

Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. No yield data are known.

In experiments the plant has shown potential for the phytoremediation of polluted water, especially as an accumulator of Pb. Because of the wide range of packaging materials available nowadays, mats and other products made from L. Cookies help us deliver our services. Leaves reduced to bladeless sheaths, cm long, upper one longest, split on one side, margins overlapping, brownish or reddish. This page was last modified on 5 Julyat By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

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.