Species Cymbopogon validus
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Etymology of Cymbopogon:
Gk. kumbe = boat; pogon = bearded; referring to the boat-shaped spatheoles which subtend the hairy racemes.
Etymology of validus:
From Latin valeō = “I am strong, I am healthy, I am worth” referring to a robust species
Cymbopogon validus (Stapf) Stapf ex Burtt Davy
Giant Turpentine Grass
Like C. prolixus but culms robust, 1.2--2.4 m tall and leaves broader, 5--10 mm wide. Oct.--Nov. Damp areas, SE (southern Africa to India and Burma).