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Taxon: Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda

Genus: Thysanolaena
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Thysanolaeneae
Nomen number: 405762
Place of publication: J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 3:312. 1930
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Apr-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • Asian broom grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • tiger grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • amliso  (Source: Dict Rehm) - India

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental:
  • Materials: fiber (for making brooms) fiber (for making brooms)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China (s.)
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Taiwan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan (n.), Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Malaysia (Malaya)

    Cultivated (also cult.)


    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


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  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Thysanolaena+latifolia&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  3. Frohlich, D. & A. Lau. 2014. New plant records for the Hawaiian Islands 2012–2013. Bishop Mus. Occas. Pap. 115:12.
  4. Mabberley, D. J. 1984. Pallas's buckthorn and two and a half centuries of neglected binomials. Taxon 33:437.
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  6. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: = Thysanolaena maxima
  7. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:224.

Check other web resources for Thysanolaena latifolia (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Honda :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=405762. Accessed 14 August 2020.