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Useful Tropical Plants

Sporobolus elongatus

R.Br.

Poaceae


Some botanists treat this species as no more than a synonym of Sporobolus indicus[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Agrostis elongata (R.Br.) Roth

Sporobolus indicus elongatus (R.Br.) F.M.Bailey

Vilfa elongata (R.Br.) Trin.

Common Name:

Sporobolus elongatus
Specimen of the plant
Photograph by: Harry Rose
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General Information

Sporobolus elongatus is a perennial, clump-forming grass with erect culms 50 - 100cm tall.
The grass is sometimes gathered from the wild and used for making hats.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines to New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fairly fine straw of medium length is obtained from the flower stalks and utilized at times for making hats[
345
Title
Minor Products of Philippine Forests
Publication
 
Author
Brown. W. H.
Publisher
Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
Year
1920
ISBN
 
Description
A useful guide to some of the plants of the area, though terse on details. The book is out of copyright and can be legally downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2024-07-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Sporobolus+elongatus>

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