Lepironia

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Lepironia is a genus of the sedge family, comprising only one species, Lepironia articulata, known as the grey sedge.[2] It is found in Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, southern China, Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indochina, Indonesia), New Guinea, and various islands of the western Pacific (Ryukyu Islands, Caroline Islands, Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia). It also occurs in northern and eastern Australia, as far south as Thirlmere Lakes National Park in New South Wales.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Green Straw

Lepironia has the potential to be a green straw or zero waste drinking straw: in Vietnam and Indonesia, the process of producing straws is not difficult, merely cleaning the stems of plants and allowing them to dry in the sun. Lepironia straws offer a solution for the dilemma of using plastic straws.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b Govaerts, R. & Simpson, D.A. (2007). World Checklist of Cyperaceae. Sedges: 1-765. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ S. W. L. Jacobs. "New South Wales Flora Online: Lepironia articulata". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.
  4. ^ Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A..
  5. ^ Simpson, D. A. & C. A. Inglis. 2001. Cyperaceae of economic, ethnobotanical and horticultural importance: a checklist. Kew Bulletin 56(2): 257–360.
  6. ^ Schatz, G. E., S. Andriambololonera, Andrianarivelo, M. W. Callmander, Faranirina, P. P. Lowry, P. B. Phillipson, Rabarimanarivo, J. I. Raharilala, Rajaonary, Rakotonirina, R. H. Ramananjanahary, B. Ramandimbisoa, A. Randrianasolo, N. Ravololomanana, Z.S. Rogers, C.M. Taylor & G. A. Wahlert. 2011. Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden
  7. ^ Sophie Hirsh. "Compostable Wild Grass Straws Are Vietnam's Newest Zero-Waste Straw Option". Greenmatters. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  8. ^ Niken Sakuntaladewi. "Purun Story: Village and Women's Empowerment". Kabar Alam. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
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Lepironia: Brief Summary

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Lepironia is a genus of the sedge family, comprising only one species, Lepironia articulata, known as the grey sedge. It is found in Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, southern China, Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indochina, Indonesia), New Guinea, and various islands of the western Pacific (Ryukyu Islands, Caroline Islands, Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia). It also occurs in northern and eastern Australia, as far south as Thirlmere Lakes National Park in New South Wales.

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