Andropogon binatus Retz.
Andropogon involutus Steud.
Andropogon notopogon Steud.
Andropogon obvallatus Steud.
Eulaliopsis angustifolia (Trin.) Honda
Eulaliopsis duthiei Sur
Ischaemum angustifolium (Trin.) Hack.
Ischaemum binatum (Retz.) Büse ex de Vriese
Pollinia eriopoda Hance
Pollinidium angustifolium (Trin.) Haines
Pollinidium binatum (Retz.) C.E.Hubb.
Spodiopogon angustifolius Trin.
Spodiopogon binatus (Retz.) Roberty
Spodiopogon involutus (Steud.) W.Watson
Common Name: Babui
Eulaliopsis binata is a perennial, densely clump-forming grass growing from a more or less woody rootstock; it produces narrow leaf-blades around 30 - 80cm long, and strong, wiry flowering stems 60 - 90cm tall[
In India, this species is the second-most important raw material for paper pulp after bamboos, and it is much collected from the wild there[
]. In W Bengal and Orissa it is commonly cultivated on marginal uplands as a source of raw materials[
Eastern Asia - Afghanistan, Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines.
Dry mountain slopes[
]. Open, sunny slopes; at elevations from 200 - 2,600 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Useful for erosion control[
The grass is woven into mats, light shoes etc[
The plant is a good source of fibre, which is widely used for making sails, ropes and string[
]. When made into a coarse twine it is used for purposes such as tying thatch and bamboos[
]. The string made from it is very coarse but strong and is well adapted for boat ropes, the rope-work of bedsteads, and other ordinary purposes[
The fibre is suitable for papermaking[
Division of root offshoots[
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