Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
africanus
NOTES

A perennial with erect culms to 1 m. The narrow, glabrous leaf blades are often shiny. Ligule inconspicuous. Leaf sheath glabrous and slightly compressed. A palatable but tough grass. An indicator of disturbed veld.


AUTHORITY
(Poir.) Robyns & Tournay
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A dense contracted panicle with short branches. Glumes unequal with the upper one sharply pointed
Colour: Green
Common Name
Ratstail dropseed
Taaipol
Rush grass
Tough dropseed
Rotstertfynsaadgrass
Habitat
NOTES: Common along the roads in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Snakebite treatments
Wound treatments
Unspecified use
Snakebite treatments
Unspecified use
Months
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
All year
Synonyms for Species
Sporobolus capensis



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