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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In Australia the still fleshy, thickened rhizomes are eaten by aboriginals. The stems of L. Total living biomass production for L. Within the subfamily CyperoideaeLepironia L.
Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. In Madagascar and elsewhere the stems are used for weaving hats, mats, baskets and sacks.
This Cyperaceae article is a stub. In experiments the plant has shown potential for the phytoremediation of polluted water, especially as an accumulator of Pb.
It is cultivated in Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo, India and China and sometimes escapes from cultivation can be found e.
Cookies help us deliver our services. It is a weed of rice fields in Malaysia. Leaves reduced to bladeless sheaths, cm long, upper one longest, split on one side, margins overlapping, brownish or reddish. 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.
When harvesting the stems, 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 stems. Here, reed swamps dominated by L. No germplasm collections or breeding programmes of L. Lepironia compressa Boeckeler Lepironia mucronata var.
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Domin Lepironia conifera Poir. Lepironia articulata will remain a locally useful and readily available source of high-quality weaving material ldpironia Madagascar.
It grows in oligotrophic, slightly acid pH 5. Production in South Sumatra was for local use only and was estimated at 40 mats and “mat-bags” per year.
Cyperaceae of economic, ethnobotanical and horticultural importance: More recent reports from Borneo indicate that L.
These bundles are pounded with rice pestles until they are flat and ready for weaving.
A subaquatic, rush-like, leafless, rhizomatous, perennial herb, up to leplronia. 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. Retrieved from ” https: Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. No germplasm collections or breeding programmes are known to be underway.
The stems of Lepironia articulata are very good weaving material, highly valued in Madagascar, because of its durability, suppleness and workability. Because of the wide range of packaging materials available nowadays, mats and other products made from Articulatw. No recent production or trade figures are available.
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