Miscanthus fuscus , one of three species known as elephant grass , is a South Asian grass species first described by William Roxburgh , and was given by George Bentham . Miscanthus fuscus is included in the genus silvergrasses , and the grass family . No subspecies are listed in the Catalog of Life .
The bamboo-like plant grows rapidly up to 3 meters high, generating a high yield of biomass with low ash content, suitable for use in electricity generation . 
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