Eleocharis interstincta

Scientific name: Eleocharis interstincta (Vahl) Roemer & Schultes
Synonym: Scirpus interstinctus Vahl
Botanical family: CYPERACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • jon

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Perennial, stoloniferous plant, with fibrous roots.  Culms tufted 40-100 cm tall 3.6 mm thick, cylindrical, hollow, transversely septate; spikelets cylindrical, up to 6 cm long x 5-7 mm wide; glumes straw-coloured, oblong to obovate 4-5 mm x 3 mm; stamens 3, style 3-fid.  Achenes oval to obovate 1.5-2 mm long, biconvex, slightly shiny, brownish-yellow.







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