Eulaliopsis binata (Retz.) C.E.Hubb.

  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eulaliopsis binata (Retz.) C.E.Hubb.
  • Vernacular name : Bhabar, Sabai (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Common in hill forests. This is an important fibre grass used for cordage, mats and paper making
  • Key identification features : Tufted grass, 30-90 cms; culms branched. Leaves long, druping, wiry, upto 90 cms long, strongly nerved; ligule hairy. Racemes 1-4, terminating in filiform axillary and terminal peduncles.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Angul district, Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : India, China, Thailand, Philippines
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. binata. Downloaded on 17 August 2022.

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