Hymenachne amplexicaulis

Hymenachne amplexicaulis

Hymenachne amplexicaulis

(Olive Hymenachne)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Hymenachne amplexicaulis

Common name(s)

Olive Hymenachne

Flower colour; life form

Grass, robust to 1.6 m tall

Distinguishing features

Grows on dry land and floats in water, stems erect or spreading. Leaf blades strongly clasp the stem, prominent light-coloured hairs at the base. Inflorescence a cylindrical spike 20-40 cm long.

Hymenachne amplexicaulis