Synonyms: Agrostis maxima Roxb.
Family: Poaceae - Grass family
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Phuljaru, jharu.
Tribal Name: Jharu phul (Chakma).
Culms tall, erect; nodes glabrous. Leaves lanceate, glabrous, glaucous below. Panicles drooping, branches capillary. Spikelets 2-3-flowered. Caryopsis ellipsoid.
Pills prepared from the leaves are taken twice daily for the treatment of tuberculosis. Whole plants with inflorescences are used to make a brush for sweeping and are also used as a thatching material (Chakma).
Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sylhet.
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