Thysanolaena latifolia

Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda, J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 3: 312 1930. (syn. Agrostis latifolia Heyne ex Bor; Agrostis maxima Roxb.; Agrostis scoparia J. König ex Bor; Arundo minutiflora Brongn.; Melica latifolia Roxb. ex Hornem.; Melica latifolia Roxb.; Myriachaeta arundinacea Zoll. & Moritzi [Illegitimate]; Myriachaeta glauca Moritzi ex Steud. [Illegitimate]; Neyraudia acarifera (Trin.) Conert; Panicum acariferum Trin. [Illegitimate]; Sporobolus gigas (Steud.) Miq.; Sporobolus scoparius J.Presl; Thysanolaena acarifera (Trin.) Arn. & Nees; Thysanolaena agrostis Nees [Illegitimate]; Thysanolaena assamensis Gand.; Thysanolaena birmanica Gand.; Thysanolaena malaccensis Gand.; Thysanolaena maxima (Roxb.) Kuntze; Thysanolaena maxima f. glomerata Winia; Thysanolaena maxima f. maxima ; Thysanolaena sikkimensis Gand.; Vilfa gigas Steud.; Vilfa scoparia (J.Presl) Steud.);
 
Tiger Grass, Asian broom grass, Bamboo grass • Hindi: Naktura, Nastura • Manipuri: সুমজিত পমবী Sumjit pambi • Telugu: konda, cheepuru, gaddi, cheepur • Kannada: Konda cheepuru • Bengali: Phul jhanta • Oriya: Phulochanchuni • Assamese: ফূলঝাৰূ Phooljharu; 
 
Used for making brooms (phool jhadu) and hence also called Broom grass or broom stick grass. It is a good fodder remaining green throughout the year.
 
Since it is heavily browsed, it is naturally found on rocky slopes where herbivores cannot reach. In protected agriculture fields, it can grow on flat land and can form thick clumps.
 
Found from sea level in Andamans to above 2000m in the Himalayas. Maximum production of this grass and its trade is in North East India where truck loads of these inflorescences are transported for making brooms 
 
A perennial grass. Culms tall, rounded, hard, glabrous. Leaves numerous, coriaceous, broadly lanceolate, acuminate, sub-amplexicaul, flat, glaucous below, scabrid on the margin; sheaths tight, hard, shining and very glabrous except towards the throat; ligules cartilaginous, very short, truncate. Inflorescence a very, soft panicle, 30-60 cm long, glabrous, made up of many erect to sub-erect, filiform branches, which divide and sub-divide into very numerous branchlets which are covered with innumerable, minute spikelets. Spikelets 2-flowered, ovoid-lanceolate, acuminate, pedicillate.  


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Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda from Kamrup district, Assam: Attached images are Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda [Syn. T. maxima O. Ktze] . The panicles of this species are often used for making brooms.
Date : 21.12.2012
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family : Poaceae
Genus & species : Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda (Syn. T. maxima O. Ktze)
Habitat: Grows wild on hilly slopes
Habit :A perennial grass
Inflorescence : A very large, soft panicle 30-60cm, long.
Thank you for sharing, never thought PHUL-JHARU can be so big!


This is Thysanolaena maxima.
Found from sea level in Andamans to above 2000m in the Himalayas.
Used for making brooms (phool jhadu) and hence also called Broom grass or broom stick grass. It is a good fodder remaining green throughout the year.
Since it is heavily browsed, it is naturally found on rocky slopes where herbivores cannot reach. In protected agriculture fields, it can grow on flat land and can form thick clumps.
Maximum production of this grass and its trade is in North East India where truck loads of these inflorescences are transported for making brooms
Thanks a lot ... for this important correction


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Attached images are ......
Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda (Syn. T. maxima O.Ktze.)
A perennial grass. Culms tall, rounded, hard, glabrous. Leaves numerous, coriaceous, broadly lanceolate, acuminate, sub-amplexicaul, flat, glaucous below, scabrid on the margin; sheaths tight, hard, shining and very glabrous except towards the throat; ligules cartilaginous, very short, truncate. Inflorescence a very, soft panicle, 30-60 cm long, glabrous, made up of many erect to sub-erect, filiform branches, which divide and sub-divide into very numerous branchlets which are covered with innumerable, minute spikelets. Spikelets 2-flowered, ovoid-lanceolate, acuminate, pedicillate.
A very common grass up to 4000 ft. The panicles are often used for making brooms.


 
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Grass seen on way to Nainital, Uttarakhand on 23/3/13.
Could not go closer as it was on a mountain slope.
Other two pictures are cropped from first image.
Thysanolaena maxima but not sure!
Yes, it is Thysanolaena maxima 


 
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Ornamental Grass For ID : VJTI,Mumbai : 280214 : AK-27 :  6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Cultivated, ornamental grass seen at the Friends of Trees Exhibition, VJTI.
Height was approx 5-6 feet.
A chance for Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda? 
Thanks for a possible id.
It does look similar to the one posted by me from Uttarakhand.
Waiting for expert validation.
Yes it is.


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Grass For ID : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 199614 : AK-33
: 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).  
Grass seen inside the forest on 17/5/14.
Is it Thysanolaena latifolia, the Asian Broom Grass?
Thysanolaena maxima to me.
Thanks for the correction in species. Wrote by mistake in my earlier post.
Thanks. I got last week from Hill 
 
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Shrub ID from Bangladesh SM095 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Park

Location: Dhaka City
A chance for Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda?
efi page on Thysanolaena latifolia
We have T. maxima, found hill tracts
This one I have taken from wild, Hill tracts of Bangladesh. on last June, 2014. Attachments (2)
The first pic (possibly the 2nd too), Ramna green© Sourav Mahmud (116)_resize.JPG may be Arundo donax L., .... please wait for Manoj Sir, or other experts.
Arundo donax, yes it is

Yes it is Thysanolaena maxima same as T.latifolia
In this thread there are four photographs. Are all of those Thysanolaena maxima?


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Please ID this ornamental grass found in a garden in Thane in Mar 2015.
Can this be Thysanolaena maxima
Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda is the currently accepted name....T. latifolia is synonym. 
Yes it is. The most commonly used grass for brooms.


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Grass for id, From Gagal, Himachal Pradesh, 18-5-2014
: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) 
Please identify this grass sp. found near roadside, elevation - above 800asl, app. 4ft tall grass.
It looks like the broom grass, Thysanolaena maxima.


 
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Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Location: Chautara , Nepal
Altitude:  4700 ft.
Date: 12 December 2016
Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda (accepted name)
Thysanolaena maxima Roxb.) Kuntze (synonym)


 
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Grass for ID :: Kanha, MP Tour :: ARKJAN06 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Saw this grass in the Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh in December 2016.
Requested to please ID.

It is the broom grass, Thysanolaena maxima, isn't it?!

Thysanolaena maxima


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Plant ID from Bangladesh SM139 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).  
Habitat: Park
Location: Dhaka City
A kind of bamboo. Could you show us the stem please.
Thysanolaena maxima
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TMC Biodiversity Park  Thane
Date: April 15, 2018 ... Altitude: about 15 m (50 feet) asl
Thysanolaena latifolia  (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda  

 
 
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Fwd: Photo from Sanjay Karkare : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Pls ID.
Date: 16-2-19
Location: Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve
Local language: Dev Jadu
Thysanolaena latifolia
Asian Broom Grass
Really is this what our Jadus are made of. do you have the whole plant pictures
Yes ... you are absolutely right 'Jhadus' are made from this.
Thanks … i looked it up. the leaves in the pictures belong to this plant. so i guess that's the entire plant, ...


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