Written by Maggie
Mar 01 2021
Trisetum bifidum is a gramineae, perennial herbs. Trisetum bifidum grows on the slopes of roads, shady places and wet grasslands near gullies at an altitude of 490m -- 2500m. Trisetum bifidum is more common in China's Gansu, Xizang, Shaanxi, Henan, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong and other provinces. Abroad distributed in Korea and Japan.
Trisetum bifidum is a perennial herb of the genus Trisetum bifidum of the Gramineae family. The fibrous roots of Trisetum bifidum are thin and dense. Culms are erect or base geniculate, glabrous, glabrous, 30-100 cm tall, with 2-5 nodes; Leaf sheaths are loose, glabrous, often shorter than internodes; Ligule of Trisetum bifidum is membranous, 0.5-2 mm long; Leaf blade is flattened, 5-15 cm long, 3-6 mm wide, often glabrous. Panicles are sparsely spreading, oblong, glossy, yellow-green or brown-green, 10 -- 25 cm long, 2 -- 4 cm wide, branched slender, glabrous, many per node, much ascending, slightly spreading, 10 cm long; Spikelets of Trisetum bifidum are 6-8 mm long, containing 2-3 florets; Cob internodes ca. is 1.5 mm, covered with white or light brown short hairs or sparsely underside; Glume of Trisetum bifidum is membranous, unequal, apex acute, dorsal ridge scabrous, first glume 2-3.5 mm long, with 1 vein, second glume 4-6 mm long, with 3 veins; Lemma is yellowish green to brown, papery, apex shallowly 2-lobed, lobes 1-1.5 mm long, margin membranous, back punctate rough, first lemma 6-7 mm long, basal plate 0.5 mm short hairs, awns about 2 mm below the apex, thin, 7-10 mm long, often curved outward; Lemma transparent membranous, much shorter than lemma, 3.5-4 mm long, back arched outward, apex finely 2-lobed, 2-rigid, ridged with small cilia; Trisetum bifidum has 2 scales, hyaline membranous, ca. 1 mm, apex toothed; Trisetum bifidum has 3 stamens, anthers yellow, 0.5-1 mm long.
Trisetum bifidum grows in the elevation of 490-2500 meters on the hillside roadside, forest shade and wet grassland, roadside, ground and other places also scattered. Trisetum bifidum is a tufted perennial grasses with a weak tiller capacity, with only a few to ten tillers per bush. It is suitable to grow on fertile loam or sandy loam and can tolerate acid soil.
Trisetum bifidum distributes in China's Gansu, Xizang (Yadong Xiasima), Shaanxi, Henan, Jiangsu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong and other provinces and regions, as well as Japan, Korea.
Trisetum bifidum germinates in early spring, fast growth. Trisetum bifidum blooms in spring, summer fruiting, seeds mature after easy to fall off, the main line of seeds reproduction.
The stem and leaves of Trisetum bifidum are soft and tender, which are preferred by cattle, buffaloes and goats. To mow or cut hay to feed to cattle.