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  Thysanolaena latifolia
  Family Name : Poaceae (Gramineae)

  Synonyms : Melica latifolia, Thysanolaena maxima, Acroceras maxima, Thysanolaena textilis, Thysanolaena agrostis

  Common Names : Bamboo Grass, Buloh Terbau, Tiger Grass, Rumput Buloh, Rumput Teberau, Asian Broom Grass

Bamboo Grass,Buloh Terbau,Tiger Grass,Rumput Buloh,Rumput Teberau,Asian Broom Grass
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      India to Myanmar, Thailand & China
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a perennial, bamboo-like grass, clump-forming, growing up to 2 m tall. 
      Flowers: The flowers are borne in clusters.
      Habitat :
      It is commonly grown on hillsides, in forests, thickets and river banks. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      [Others]: The dried leaves are used as a wrapper for glutinous rice dumplings which are traditionally made during the fifth month of the lunar calendar to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. 
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
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