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Eulaliopsis binata (Retz.) C.E. Hubbard in Hook., Icon. Pl. 33: t. 3262. 1935. Bor, Fl. Assam 5:334. 1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W.Pak. 1:83.1958; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 158. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:522. 1970.

Vern.: Bhabbar, Sabai, Gor-kah.

  • Andropogon binatus Retz.
  • Andropogon involutus Steud.
  • Andropogon notopogon Nees ex Steud.
  • Eulaliopsis angustifolia (Trin.) Honda
  • Ischaemum angustifolium (Trin.) Hack.
  • Pollinidium angustifolium (Trin.) Haines
  • Pollinidium binatum (Retz.) C.E. Hubbard
  • Spodiopogon angustifolius Trin.

    Tufted perennial; basal sheaths woolly tomentose with whitish hairs; culms 45-90 cm high. Leaf-blades mostly basal, up to 60 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, glabrous, sometimes villous towards the base, hairy at the mouth of the sheath, rigid, suberect, folded or convolute. Racemes 2-4 cm long, rufously hairy. Spikelets narrowly elliptic-oblong, 3.5-4.5 mm long; lower glume rufously hairy on the margins and with tufts of hair in the middle across the back; upper glume similarly hairy on the margins and with a single tuft in the middle on the back; lower floret male with well-developed lemma and palea; upper lemma with an awn 6-9 mm long.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: April-July.

    Type: India, Koenig..

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Afghanistan eastwards to Burma and Thailand; China; Philippines.

    Eulaliopsis binata is widely collected for paper-making, strings, ropes and mats. It frequents hot dry areas and its extensive underground root-system enables it to survive forest fires. It is not eaten by cattle except in times of hardship.


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