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Useful Temperate Plants

Dichelachne crinita

(L.f.) Hook.f.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Agrostis barbata Banks & Sol. ex Hook.f.

Agrostis crinita (L.f.) R.Br.

Anthoxanthum crinitum L.f.

Apera crinita P.Beauv.

Cinna crinita Trin.

Deyeuxia crinita (L.f.) Zotov

Dichelachne comata Trin. & Rupr.

Dichelachne forsteriana Trin. & Rupr.

Dichelachne hookeriana Trin. & Rupr.

Dichelachne longiseta Trin. & Rupr.

Muhlenbergia crinita (L.f.) Trin.

Muhlenbergia mollicoma Nees

Vilfa crinita P.Beauv.

Common Name: Plume Grass

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General Information

Dichelachne crinita is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial plant with erect culms; it can grow around 50 - 100cm tall
The plant yields a fibre that can be used for making paper.

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.
,
1661
Title
Flora of South-eastern Queensland (3 volumes)
Publication
Queensland Department of Primary Industries; Miscellaneous Publication 81020
Author
Stanley T.D. & Ross E.M.
Publisher
Queensland Government; Queensland
Year
1983
ISBN
0-7242-2127-1
Description
 

Range

Australasia - New Zealand, Australia (all States except Northern Territory), New Guinea

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

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.70 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

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.
]. The fibre can be used to make a tenacious paper, especially
fit to be used for thin wrapping or packing paper. It is not unlikely to make fair printing and the less costly kinds of writing and tissue paper[
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 - 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. 2022-09-29. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Dichelachne+crinita>

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