Some botanists treat this species as no more than a synonym of Sporobolus indicus[
- Plants for a Future
- Ken Fern
- Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
Agrostis elongata (R.Br.) Roth
Sporobolus indicus elongatus (R.Br.) F.M.Bailey
Vilfa elongata (R.Br.) Trin.
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.
Southeast Asia - Philippines to New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
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A fairly fine straw of medium length is obtained from the flower stalks and utilized at times for making hats[
- Minor Products of Philippine Forests
- Brown. W. H.
- Bureau of Forestry, Manilla.
- 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.
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.
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