Sanora

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Joanna Van Gruisen

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Sep 14, 2022, 3:38:06 AMSep 14
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Can anyone tell me the botanical name of 'sanora'. This is the term used for a long (insect proof) stem used in central India.  Is it Crotalaria juncea?

Joanna

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J.M. Garg

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Sep 19, 2022, 2:50:51 AMSep 19
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Forwarding again for any assistance in the matter please.


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Dinesh Valke

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Sep 19, 2022, 8:05:15 AM (13 days ago) Sep 19
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Hello Garg ji, and Joanna ji, I could not find any content related to flora for sanora in my available reference books and sites.
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Dinesh

J.M. Garg

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Sep 19, 2022, 10:49:03 AM (13 days ago) Sep 19
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Thanks a lot, Manoj ji

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From: Manoj Chandran 
Date: Mon, 19 Sept 2022 at 19:53
Subject: Re: [efloraofindia:432497] Sanora
To: J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>


Looks more like Saccharum spontaneum

On Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 12:20 PM J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com> wrote:


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Joanna Van Gruisen

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Sep 19, 2022, 12:34:47 PM (13 days ago) Sep 19
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It is hard to tell from the photo but it is a dicot not monocot.

And I'm pretty sure now is Crotalaria juncea. 

Thanks for trying

Joanna

J.M. Garg

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Sep 19, 2022, 8:38:31 PM (13 days ago) Sep 19
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Thanks, Joanna ji

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J.M. Garg

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Sep 22, 2022, 4:16:13 AM (11 days ago) Sep 22
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How are you so sure?
I could not find its use as a thatching material and it does not look like it as per images at Crotalaria juncea
On the other hand, Saccharum spontaneum images match and are used for thatching as per 
https://www.easyayurveda.com/2017/10/08/kans-grass-saccharum-spontaneum-kasha/
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270895659_Saccharum_spontaneum_an_underutilized_tall_grass_for_revegetation_and_restoration_programs

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Joanna Van Gruisen

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Sep 22, 2022, 10:46:18 PM (10 days ago) Sep 22
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Not used for thatching.  Using as an under roof lining.  For thatching yes Saccharum spontaneum used in MP but we use Munja grass Saccharum munja = Saccharum bengalense and apparently now correct name Tripidium bengalense.   Info comes from locals.  Once the fibre is stripped off the inner stem remains which is what is seen inthe image.  Used sometimes as fodder also.  One local name given I see is sans which is quite close to sanora 🙂. But interestingly I also do not find anything written about this use on the net.  If I find out more I will keep you posted!
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Joanna

J.M. Garg

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Sep 23, 2022, 12:29:35 AM (10 days ago) Sep 23
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Hi, Joanna ji,
You may be right as per details (although I could not find the exact usage as told by you) at 
https://www.britannica.com/plant/sunn
https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1996/V3-389.html

Correct spelling will be 'Sunn'.

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