Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
spicatus
NOTES

A perennial grass with a ring of white hairs at the nodes. Narrow leaf blades generally rolled and hairy. Ligule a tripartite membrane. Of medium palatability but becomes hard with age. An indicator of sour grassveld.


AUTHORITY
(L.f.) Kuntze
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A single raceme at the end of the culm. Spikelets hairy with a velvety awn
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Giant spear grass
Bokbaardgras
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic substances
Months
January
February
March
April
May
All year
Synonyms for Species
Trachypogon capensis



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