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Useful Tropical Plants

Themeda gigantea

(Cav.) Hack.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Androscepia gigantea (Cav.) Brongn.

Anthistiria gigantea Cav.

Anthistiria ramosa Thunb. ex Andersson

Calamina gigantea (Cav.) Roem. & Schult.

Perobachne secunda J.Presl

Common Name:

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General Information

Themeda gigantea is a perennial, clump-forming grass with culms around 1 - 4 metres tall[
1858
Title
A revision of Themeda (Gramineae) in Malesia with a new species from Laos
Publication
Blumea 61, 2016: 29-40
Author
Veldkamp J.F.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651916X691349
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1858
Title
A revision of Themeda (Gramineae) in Malesia with a new species from Laos
Publication
Blumea 61, 2016: 29-40
Author
Veldkamp J.F.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651916X691349
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines, Indonesia (Moluccas) and a disjunct population in the Solomon Islands

Habitat

Open, exposed places, secondary forest, sea shores; at elevations up to 2,000 metres[
1858
Title
A revision of Themeda (Gramineae) in Malesia with a new species from Laos
Publication
Blumea 61, 2016: 29-40
Author
Veldkamp J.F.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651916X691349
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used as a topical medicine to treat chest pains[
1858
Title
A revision of Themeda (Gramineae) in Malesia with a new species from Laos
Publication
Blumea 61, 2016: 29-40
Author
Veldkamp J.F.
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/000651916X691349
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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