Herbs & Plants

Oplismenus burmannii

Botanical Name: Oplismenus burmannii
Family: Poaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Poales
Genus: Oplismenus
Species: O. burmannii

Oplismenus unrecorded
Oplismenus humboldtianus
Panicum burmannii
Panicum not on sheet
Lagurus not on sheet
Oplismenus multisetus
Panicum hirtellum
Oplismenus burmannii
Panicum multisetum

Common Names: Burmann’s basketgrass, Cherua, Zacatillo

Habitat : Oplismenus burmannii is native to Zimbabwe.; iT GROWS throughout tropical Africa; also tropical America and Asia. It is found on elevation of 1,600 metres (5,200 ft)

Oplismenus burmannii is a flowering plant.Annual with prostrate or trailing culms 10–60 cm. long. Leaf-blades lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 1–9 cm. long, 5–20 mm. wide. Inflorescence 2–11 cm. long; racemes 0.5–2.5 cm. long, their rhachis hirsute, the spikelets contiguous. Spikelets lanceolate, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, pubescent, often with a transverse band of hairs across the middle of the lower lemma, rarely glabrous; glumes with a scaberulous awn, that of the lower 2.5–20 mm. long, the upper shorter.


The plant’s leaves are 5 centimetres (2.0 in) long and 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in) wide and are undulate as well. Its glumes are of pinkish-red colour and are much longer than the spikelet. Its inflorescence is 2.5 centimetres (0.98 in) and consists of a small number of short racemes which have spikelets on them which are attached to the central axis.

Medicinal Uses: Whole plant chopped into small pieces, mixed with molasses is given to the cattle as galactogauge by the Asurs.

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.


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