Afghanistan; Assam; Bangladesh; China North-Central; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; India; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of Life;
Afghanistan to Taiwan: Afghanistan, Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;
Pakistan (Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Afghanistan eastwards to Burma and Thailand; China; Philippines as per Flora of Pakistan;
Common name: Sabai Grass • Hindi: भाबर घास Bhabar ghas, सबई घास Sabai ghas • Nepali: बाबियो Babiyo


Poaceae for ID :: Jammu :: JUL2018 MK001 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Please help ID this grass species.
Habitat: open-scrub forest floor
Date: 30 May 2018
Place: Jammu, J & K
Altitude: 340 m asl

Please check Eulalia genus.

It is the original Bhabhar grassEulaliopsis binata




Grass Week : Eulaliopsis binata : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Eulaliopsis binata from Pench Tiger Reserve,
this grass is found in moist hill slops in many part of M.P.,
It is used for rope making, thatching etc.

Eulaliopsis binata (Retz.) C.E.Hubb. Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 33: sub t.3262, p. 6, in adnot. 1935
Andropogon binatus Retz. Observ. Bot. (Retzius) v. 21. 1786.



Identification requested of this grass : 14 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- arpond 800 kb each.

Please help to identify this Poaceae species.
Photographed at Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. Altitude – 800meters asl.  June 2018

Any chances of this being Imperata cylinderica…?

Thanks … but I don’t think it’s Imperata cylinderica(Cotton grass) as inflorescence is not fuzzy and is entirely different.

Alopecurus geniculatus

Thanks … but to me it looks different from Alopecurus geniculatus as this grass doesn’t occurs in marshy habitat ike in Alopecurus geniculatus it grows on sandy soil along rocks, also inflorescence looks different from A.geniculatus.

I recently found this grass again and after studying it , I am at the conclusion that this is Eulaliopsis binata (Bhabar grass) as that is found on dry slopes of lower Himalayas.

The images of Eulaliopsis binata present on site looks matching and is also matching with illustration present on Flora of Pakistan.

Yes. Eulaliopsis binata. An important grass in the Shiwaliks. Used for making ropes due to the long leaves during monsoons. Called Bhabhar ghas or Baib ghas locally.


Grass ID request SD064: 3 images.
Found on a hilly Aravalli slope near Neemrana (Rajasthan)

Eulaliopsis binata (Not to be confused with Lasiurus scindicus/L.hirsutus which is abundant in more arid regions of Rajasthan and Sand dune areas)


Need help with grass id of grass in rock: 3 high res. images.

Eulaliopsis binata



SK 3882 October 2023 – Grass (Poaceae): 5 very high res. images.

Location:  Dhan Khola, Dang,, West Nepal 
Date: 30 May 2023
Elevation 400m.
Habit : Wild


Regarding ID of Poaceae member: (Mixed thread): 4 images.
I recently observed this perennial grass flowering at the lower elevations of Himachal Pradesh at 800m. Kindly help ID this species.
Flowering: Summers 
Status: Very Common
Habitat: Open, Dry, and monsoon-moist rocky and sandy slopes.
Dated: 02 April 2024

Bhabar grass/ Baib grassEulaliopsis binatagood for making ropes