Jarava ichu

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Jarava ichu
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Jarava
Species: J. ichu
Binomial name
Jarava ichu
Ruiz & Pav.

Stipa ichu (Ruiz & Pav.) Kunth[1]

Jarava ichu, commonly known as Peruvian feathergrass,[2] ichhu, paja brava, and paja ichu, is a grass endemic to Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Argentina,[1] growing extensively in the Andean altiplano. It is used as fodder for livestock, principally South American camelids like the llama.


  1. ^ a b "Taxon: Jarava ichu Ruiz & Pav.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-05-17. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Stipa ichus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 

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