- Family : POACEAE
- Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
- Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
- Common name : Swamp Millet, Blady Grass, Cogongrass, Sword Grass, Elephant grass
- Vernacular name : Sanna dabbe hullu (Kannada); Dub (Marathi); Vidulam, Darbha, darbhapullu (Malayalam)
- Habit : Herb
- Comments / notes : Used for thatching, also grazed by cattle; On plains and hills forming dense mats in low-lying fallow ground and by roadsides
- Flower, Fruit : March-November
- Distribution :
- Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
- Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
- Kerala : All districts of Kerala
- Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nanded district, Osmanabad district, Parbhani district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
- Odisha : Throughout Odisha
- Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
- World Distribution : Old World Tropics extending into the Middle-east; also in parts of South America (Chile)
- 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; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
- Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Imperata cylindrica. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.