|Common Name||Zebra Grass||Japanese Name||Kaya|
|Scientific Name||Miscanthus Sinesus Japonicum|
|Fibre Length||Average 2mm (0.5-3mm)||Fibre Width||Average 20µm 5-30µm|
|Associated Cells||Pitted vessel elements and Paranchyma cells|
|Herzberg Colour||Blue||Graff 'C' Colour||Blue|
Also known in Japan as Susuki, this grass is symbolic of late summer and autumn in Japanese art and literature. Growing from underground rhizomes, the plant grows to between 0.8-4 metres, usually about 2 metres in height. The plant is also used as thatching for traditional Japanese farmhouses.
Epidermal cells were present, (See Image 2).
|Image 1||Image 2|
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