Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Themeda
Family: Poaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Grass & Restios
Group : Plant

SPECIES
triandra
NOTES

A perennial, blue-green grass with branched culms. The plant becomes red as it ages. The flattened leaf blade is up to 8 mm wide with a distinct midrib. Ligule a membrane commonly torn in the middle. One of the best grazing grasses.


AUTHORITY
Forssk.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Plant red as it ages. Inflorescence a false panicle of drooping racemes consisting of a groups of spikelets with a glabrous or hairy spathe. Two types of spikelets, one pedicellate and awned, the other sessile and awnless
Colour: Red
Notes: Spikelets turn brown as they age
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Rooigras
Angle grass
Red grass
Blue grass
Blougras
Soet gras
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the veld but not as common as it used to be
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Medicinal
Unspecified use
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic substances
Fodder
An excellent grazing grass
Months
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
All year
Synonyms for Species
Themeda australis



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