Themeda arundinacea

Themeda arundinacea (Hathi Ghas)


Themeda arundinacea is a tufted, reedlike, perennial grass with culms that can be up to 6 metres tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre and thatching material. The culms yield a fibre used for cordage. It is also used to make the sacrificial strings used by the Hindus. The leaves are used as a thatching material.