Eulaliopsis binata

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Eulaliopsis binata
Long leaves of Eulaliopsis binata used to make rope in Nepal
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Eulaliopsis binata

Eulaliopsis binata (sabaigrass) a perennial plant belonging to the grass family, is grown in many Asian countries like China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines.[2]

It is called Bhabhar in India and lends the name to the region south of Himalayas where it grows.[3]

It is mainly used for the manufacture of writing and printing paper. Pulping is done using soda and sulfate processes.


  1. ^ Kewe World Checkilst of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Eulaliopsis binata,
  3. ^ Sahu, S. C.; et al. (2010). "Ethnobotany of Eulaliopsis binata (Retz.) Hubbard - Poaceae, in Orissa, Eastern India: Cultivation Practice, Economics and Prospects". Journal of Advances in Developmental Research. 1 (2): 155–160. Retrieved 12 April 2011.