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Useful Temperate Plants

Dichelachne crinita

(L.f.)Hook.f.

Poaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Plume Grass

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General Information

Dichelachne crinita is a Perennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It has miscellaneous uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
,
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.

Range

Australia - Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. New Zealand.

Habitat

Basaltic plains in Victoria[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
]. Open forest or cleared areas on sandy soils[
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
].

Properties

HabitPerennial
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors in the milder parts of this country. It is likely to require a sunny position in a well-drained soil.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A strong paper is made from the fibrous stems[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].

Propagation

Seed - sow in spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Prick out the plants into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle, grow them on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring after the last expected frosts.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-11-21. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Dichelachne+crinita>

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