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
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.
Australasia - New Zealand, Australia (all States except Northern Territory), New Guinea
Basaltic plains in Victoria[
]. Open forest or cleared areas on sandy soils[
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A strong paper is made from the fibrous stems[
]. 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[
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.