Synonyms: Imperata arundinacea Cyrill.
Family: Poaceae - Grass family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Ulu.
Tribal Name: Chida (Murang).
Rootstock creeping. Stem 30-90 cm, solid, nodes glabrous or bearded. Leaves erect, often exceeding the stem. Panicle 7-20 cm, silvery with dark anthers.Spikelets 3-4 mm.
Five triterpenoids – arundoin, cylindrin, fernecol, isoarborinol and simiarenol have been isolated from rhizome. Culms and blades contain 7 triterpenoids, Me-esters and serotonin (Asolkat et al., 1992).
Roots crushed on stones and the extract is taken to treat fever. The plants isused as thatching material(Murang).
All over the country in ponds lakes and swamps.
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