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Useful Tropical Plants

Hyparrhenia bagirmica

(Stapf) Stapf

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Andropogon bagirmicus (Stapf) A.Chev.

Cymbopogon bagirmicus Stapf

Cymbopogon solutus Stapf

Hyparrhenia soluta (Stapf) Stapf

Common Name:

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General Information

Hyparrhenia bagirmica is an annual, caespitose grass producing erect culms 1 - 2 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild as a local thatching material.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Africa from western tropical Africa to northeastern tropical Africa.

Habitat

Roadsides and sites of old cultivation.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The culms are used for thatching[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2021-07-26. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Hyparrhenia+bagirmica>

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