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Useful Temperate Plants

Chrysopogon gryllus

(L.) Trin.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Andropogon glabratus (Trin.) Steud.

Andropogon gryllus L.

Andropogon paniculatus Lam.

Andropogon royleanus Steud.

Chloris gryllus (L.) Honck.

Chrysopogon aciculatus echinulatus (Nees) S.K.Jain

Chrysopogon echinulatus (Nees) W.Watson

Chrysopogon glabratus Trin.

Chrysopogon royleanus (Steud.) W.Watson

Chrysopogon verticillatus St.-Lag.

Holcus gryllus (L.) R.Br.

Pollinia gryllus (L.) Spreng.

Rhaphis echinulata Nees

Sorghum gryllus (L.) Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Chrysopogon gryllus is a perennial grass forming tough tussocks, with erect, robust culms around 50 - 150cm long.
The plant is harvested from the wild as a source of materials. It is said to be cultivated in northern Italy for the pleasantly scented roots, and to be occasionally taken into cultivation trials for its essential oil[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

Warm temperate regions of southern Eurasia - Germany and France, eastwards through Ukraine and Turkey to the Himalayas of eastern India and China

Habitat

Mountain slopes at elevations around 2,500 metres in Yunnan and Xizang[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The pleasantly scented roots are used for brushes[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. From the fibrous roots horse brushes and other coarse l)rushes, mats, etc., are said to be made[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

An essential oil obtained from the roots can be used as an adulterant for rose oil[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

The plant can be used for thatching[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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