Andropogon aristulatus Hochst. ex Hack.
Andropogon aristulatus Hochst. ex Steud.
Andropogon breviaristatus Steud.
Andropogon distichophyllus Hook.f.
Andropogon orientalis (Desv.) Druce
Andropogon wightianus Steud.
Chrysopogon collinus Ridl.
Chrysopogon distichophyllus (Hook.f.) D.Rhind
Chrysopogon sinensis Rendle
Chrysopogon wightianus Thwaites
Rhaphis orientalis Desv.
Rhaphis wightiana (Steud.) B.D.Jacks.
Sorghum orientale (Desv.) Kuntze
Chrysopogon orientalis is a perennial grass with culms 30 - 90cm tall. The plant usually has a creeping habit, though sometimes the stolons are short and stout and the plant densely tufted[
The plant is used to protect sandy soils from wind erosion in coastal areas
E. Asia - southeast China, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Hill slopes, coastal sand at low elevations[
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The plant is adapted to warm tropical climates in areas with high rainfall[
Well adapted to sandy soils , succeeding in extremely infertile soils, but also growing vigorously on heavy soils[
]. It grows best in open, sunny situations, but can also succeed in light shade, such as old coconut plantations[
First flowering starts about 11 weeks after germination, and seed reaches maturity at 13 weeks after sowing[
The plant is tolerant of heavy grazing and fire[
The plant is used to protect sandy coastal areas from soil erosion caused by wind[
Seed - requires light for germination and should be only just covered. It germinates within 5 days after sowing[
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