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]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Lepironia
L. articulata
Binomial name
Lepironia articulata
  • Chondrachne R.Br
  • Lepyronia T.Lestib.
  • Choricarpha Boeckeler
  • Restio articulatus Retz
  • Chondrachne articulata (Retz.) R.Br.
  • Lepironia mucronata Rich. in C.H.Persoon
  • Scirpus coniferus Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
  • Choricarpha aphylla Boeckeler
  • Lepironia mucronata var. capitata F.Muell.
  • Lepironia compressa Boeckeler
  • Lepironia mucronata var. compressa (Boeckeler) E.G.Camus in H.Lecomte
  • Lepironia articulata var. capitata (F.Muell.) Domin
  • Lepironia conifera (Poir.) Druce

Green StrawEdit

Lepyronia has the potential to be green straw or zero waste straw, first introduced in Vietnam by Tran Minh Tien, the process of making straws is not difficult, just by cleaning the stems of plants and drying them in the sun to dry. Lepyronia straw become solution, amid the dilemma of using plastic straws.[7]


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  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.