Anthistiria junghuhniana Nees ex Andersson
Anthistiria mutica Hassk.
Anthistiria setosa Thunb. ex Andersson
Anthistiria villosa Poir.
Heterelytron scabrum Jungh.
Pseudanthistiria emeinica S.L.Chen & T.D.Zhuang
Common Name: Silky kangaroo grass
Themeda villosa is a perennial, clump-forming grass with culms around 150 - 350cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials. It is occasionally planted as an ornamental, but because it is fertile, it may spread and become weedy[
The plant has been known to escape from cultivation and become established outside its native range[
E. Asia - India, Nepal and southern China, through southeast Asia to New Guinea
Sunny roadsides, sandbanks, river banks, grass jungles, abandoned fields, sometimes dominant, Eucalypt savannah; at elevations up to 1,700 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental, Wild
Young shoots produce a sweet vegetable[1858.
The young shoots are used against cough[
The marrow of young stems is used to prevent infection of fresh ear holes[
The clumps are used as living hedges[
The internode of the stem weres formerly used as shafts for dip pens[
The leaves are used for roofing[
The ash of the plant is used as fertiliser[
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