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  Paspalum conjugatum
  Family Name : Poaceae (Gramineae)

  Common Names : Buffalo Grass, Hilo Grass

Buffalo Grass,Hilo Grass
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Grass & Grass-like Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Tropical America
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Perennial grass with a creeping growth habit.
      Stems: The culms are erect or ascending and typically grow up to 40-80 cm tall.
      Cultivation :
      It tolerates moderate shade well.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Medicinal (Indigenous peoples use a leaf concoction or crushed spikelets to treat wounds and sores. It contains a compound known as a haemostatic glucoside that promotes faster blood clotting.)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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