General Information. Uva grass is a large, stout grass that usually grow 3 – 6 metres tall, sometimes to 10 metres or more. It produces large, usually unbranched. Image of Gynerium sagittatum. Gynerium saccharoides Trusted. Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA Descriptions and articles about the Wild Cane, scientifically known as Gynerium sagittatum in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distribution; Phys.

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Lower glume apex acuminate. Theoretically, baring catastrophes and invasion and shading by trees, sagiytatum plants can endure indefinitely. Retrieved from ” https: The flowers are pollinated by Wind. Being one of the first plants to colonise open areas, G. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Flowering stem removed from plant Photograph by: This vital function occurs at any season of the year. University of Guyana, Georgetown. Views Read Edit View history.

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Unbranched culms die after flowering, but only the branches of branched culms die[ ]. The bark zone, which is the main factor in the unusual height, functions as a water tynerium system, transporting water from the underground roots to the superior part of the plant including the leaves.

Last update on Primary panicle branches profusely divided. Florets Fertile florets recurved at tip; female. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gynerium.

Plants can produce large lateral runners which may extend for considerable distances[ ]. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. We are currently updating this section.


Gynerium sagittatum – Useful Tropical Plants

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Growth of uva grass is rapid.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. The stems are straight and erect, the lower ssgittatum is covered with “vainas” from the fallen leaves, while in the middle part the leaves are arranged in fan shaped groups.

Not for the casual reader. Periodic mowing appears to be adequate for control of advancing clumps[ ]. The entire flora 13 volumes can now be downloaded from http: America to the Caribbean and through Central America to Guatemala. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The upper part, round and thin, stiff on the outside and soft on the inside, develops a large bloom at the top. Cynodon gynerium Raspail Gynerium levyi E. An aquatic plant; it grows best in a moisture-retentive, fertile, humus-rich soil, or in in shallow water, and a position in full sagittahum ].

The stems are used to treat snakebites[ ]. Once established, it spreads vegetatively, and is found usually near rivers and lakes, and even beaches. Panicle open; ovate; cm long. This taxon has not yet been assessed. Male Male inflorescence similar to female; a panicle.

Gynerium sagittatum

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. How long seedlings take to reach maturity and how rapidly suckers grow is unknown. Upper glume apex caudate. Fertile lemma elliptic; 5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 3 -veined. It prefers moist or wet soil and can grow in water.


Horizontal runners or rhizomes, both surface or underground, are constantly active and establish new plants or clumps as far as 20 metres from the parent plant[ ]. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. The sole species in the genus is Gynerium sagittatuma tall grass that grows up to six metres twenty feet high. Sections of smaller stems are used to make earplugs and the bases of feather ‘flowers’ which are hung on necklaces[ ].

List gyneriuk Poaceae genera. Rocky thickets, gravel bars, along rivers, and in rocky, brushy stream beds, at elevations of – metres[ ].

The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web. America – Argentina and Paraguay, north through S.

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Poir Arundo sagittata Aubl. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. Subfamilies and tribes of the grasses Poaceae.