Special Column:Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of IGSNRR, CAS

Exploitation and utilization of Miscanthus & Triarrhena

  • 1. Institute of Botany, CAS, Beijing 100093, China;
    2. Medical Institute, University of Chinese Medicine&Pharmacology, Beijing 100029, China;
    3. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,

Received date: 2001-02-15

  Revised date: 2001-06-04

  Online published: 2001-12-25


In taxonomy there is a new species of Miscanthus&Triarrhena denominated in1989,which is an endmic and native grass in China:Triarrhena lutarioriparia L.Liu,sp.nov.The growth rate is5~7meter per year which can produce22.5~30tons of dried-stem per ha per year,being a high biomass plant.As a radical resource,it has been used as a crucial material for paper-making industry.The stems contain50%(43%~65%)of the fibrous cells,with average length each being3mm(2~6.8mm),the maximum,6.8mm.This grass have been proven by scientific approaches as potential crops of C4 -Plants.In Eu-ro pean countries like Germany and England,Miscanthus&Triarrhena is regarded as fuel crops in the future to generate electricity for power stations,i.e.,an important renewable plant re-sources.The research reveals that Miscanthus&Triarrhena is a valuable plant in environmental protection which can balance CO2 /O2 ,reduce soil N2 O and mitigate greenhouse effects in atmo-sphere.

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LIU Liang, ZHU Ming, ZHU Tai-ping . Exploitation and utilization of Miscanthus & Triarrhena[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2001 , 16(6) : 562 -563 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2001.06.014