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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Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.

Ehrharteae Oryzeae Phyllorachideae Streptogyneae. Gynerium parviflorum Nees Gynerium procerum P. If not controlled, the plant slowly invades wet bottomland pastures and eliminates forage plants. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

Upper glume linear; mm long; 1. Poir Arundo sagittata Aubl. In other projects Sxgittatum Commons Wikispecies.

For more information about QR Codes click here. It cannot grow in the shade. Plants can produce large lateral runners which may extend for considerable distances[ ].

Journal of Systematics and Evolution. America to the Caribbean and through Central America to Guatemala. Lower glume apex acuminate.

Primary panicle branches profusely divided. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. The flowers are pollinated by Wind. Gynerium Scientific classification Kingdom: You will receive a range of benefits including: Published on the Internet at http: 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 bynerium utilize the plants. Upper glume apex caudate. Spikelets Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension.


Readable yet also very detailed. The leaves are used for thatching, and for weaving mats, baskets, and hats[ ].

Arundo rugii Molina Arundo saccharoides Humb. Cynodon gynerium Raspail Gynerium levyi E. Unbranched culms die after flowering, but only the branches of branched culms die[ ]. University of Guyana, Georgetown. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed.

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Growing plant Photograph by: Retrieved 9 May The stems are straight and erect, the lower part is covered with “vainas” from the fallen leaves, while in the middle part the leaves are arranged in fan shaped groups. The bark zone, which is the main factor in the unusual height, functions as a water distribution system, transporting water from the underground roots to the superior part of the plant including the leaves. Our gyneriium book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

The only known species is Gynerium sagittatum, – widespread from northern Mexico to Paraguay.

The sole species in the genus is Gynerium sagittatuma tall grass that grows up to six metres twenty feet high. 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. This QR Savittatum is unique to this page. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and sagittahum t-shirts.


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Now containing plants. It is known in English as wildcane or “wild cane”, while arrow cane. Sections of smaller stems are used to make earplugs and the bases of feather ‘flowers’ which are hung on necklaces[ ].

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. It is known in English as “wildcane” [6] or “wild cane”, while “arrow cane” is less common sagitta is Latin for arrow. Views Read Edit View history. Please view the copyright link for more information. Once established, it spreads vegetatively, and is found usually near rivers and lakes, and even beaches.