Andropogon amplectens Nees
Cymbachne amplectens (Nees) Roberty
Sorghum amplectens (Nees) Kuntze
Diheteropogon amplectens is a perennial grass growing up to 2 metres tall. The grass grows in small tussocks, often with underground scaly shoots at the base[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use in weaving and thatching.
Africa - Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, DR Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, S. Africa.
Grassland, often on shallow soils on stony hill slopes, and on poor sandy soils in savannah and deciduous bushland, at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
]. Open forest, grassland and marshy areas in rocky, sandy and clay soils[
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A plant of the tropics and subtropics, where it can be found at elevations up to 1,800 metres. It grows in areas where the mean annual rainfall is within the range 500 - 1,500mm[
The culms are used for thatching and coarse matting[
]. They are harvested at the beginning of the dry season, before they have dried out[
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