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 Borneo planting material of L. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Retrieved from ” https: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Introduction. Kew Bulletin 56 2: Domin Lepironia conifera Poir. It is cultivated in Thailand, Sumatra, Borneo, India and China and sometimes escapes from cultivation can be found e. More recent reports from Borneo indicate that L. Lepironia compressa Boeckeler Lepironia mucronata var.

Production in South Sumatra was for local use only and was estimated at 40 mats and “mat-bags” per year. Junk Publishers, The Hague, the Netherlands.


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No yield data are lepironua. In view of its wide distribution area, Lepironia articulata does not seem to be threatened with extinction. Because of the wide range of packaging materials available nowadays, mats and other products made from L. Stems culms close together, arranged in one row along the rhizome, each one erect, slenderly cylindrical, 0.

Lepironia articulata

Lepironia has often been considered a monotypic genus, with L. Total living biomass production above and below ground for Lepironia articulata in the Tasek Bera swamp in Peninsular Malaysia has been estimated at 2.

In the period between 3. In Madagascar and elsewhere the stems are used for weaving hats, mats, baskets and sacks.

In China Lepironia articulata is used for making sails for junks. The stems of Lepironia articulata are very good weaving material, highly valued in Madagascar, because of its durability, suppleness and workability. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Cyperaceae of economic, ethnobotanical and horticultural importance: 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.


The stems of L. Harvesting is year-round and is done by pulling up flowering stems together and cutting them to the required size. Views Read View source View history.

Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. This page was last modified on 28 Aprilat Total living biomass production for L. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

Cookies help us deliver our services. No germplasm collections or breeding programmes of L.