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Grasses of southern Africa

Grasses of southern Africa

an identification manual with keys, descriptions, distributions, classification, and automated identification and information retrieval from computerized data

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Published by National Botanic Gardens, Botanical Research Institute in Pretoria, South Africa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Southern
    • Subjects:
    • Grasses -- Africa, Southern -- Identification.,
    • Grasses -- Africa, Southern -- Geographical distribution -- Maps.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-411) and index.

      StatementG.E. Gibbs Russell...[et al.] ; illustrations, W. Roux ... [et al.] ; editor, O.A. Leistner.
      SeriesMemoirs of the botanical survey of South Africa ;, no. 58 =, Memoirs van die botaniese opname van Suid-Afrika ;, no. 58, Memoirs of the botanical survey of South Africa ;, no. 58.
      ContributionsRussell, G. E. Gibbs., Le Roux, W., Leistner, O. A.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK495.G74 G743 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 437 p. :
      Number of Pages437
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1755917M
      ISBN 100620148462
      LC Control Number92100576


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Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa is the only full color guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes descriptions of the most important grasses in southern Africa. Other features are: an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than excellent color photographs and a series of icons that enable the reader to obtain key information at a glance/5(8).

Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa is the only full color guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes descriptions of the most important grasses in southern Africa. Other features are: an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than excellent color photographs and a series of icons that enable the reader to obtain key information at a by: This book, Guide to Grasses of southern Africa, is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes, among others, the following features: Descriptions and illustrations of the most important grasses in southern Africa - An easy-to-use grass identification key.

About this book. Grasses are very important features of the landscape and occur to a greater or lesser extent in all of the vegetation types of southern African. The importance of good grazing grasses for both wild and domesticated animals is well known. Sasol First Field Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa provides an introduction to grasses and a guide to 44 southern African species.

These represent conspicuous, widespread grasses, weedy roadside species, invasive aliens, and horticulturally useful grasses as.

Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa is the only full color guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes descriptions of the most important grasses in southern Africa.

Other features are: an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than excellent color photographs and a series of icons that enable the reader to obtain key information at a glance.

This book, Guide to Grasses of southern Africa, is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes, among others, the following features: Descriptions and illustrations of the most important grasses in southern Africa; An easy-to-use grass identification key.

First Field Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa Author: Gideon Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa ISBN: Category: Nature Page: 57 View: Ehrharta erecta (Panic veldtgrass / No Afrikaans common name) This grass is indigenous to Southern Africa and Yemen. This is one of our grasses that is documented as an invasive species in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Southern Europe, and China.

These plants grow vigorously and seed prolifically, sometimes all year round. Identification guide to southern African grasses: an identification manual with keys, descriptions and distributions.

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Over of these have a full-page description including photographs and notes on habitat, similar species, and uses and distribution, together with a map of its distribution within southern Africa Cited by: Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The grass family, known as Poaceae, is probably the mo 3/5(3). Sasol First Field Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa provides an introduction to grasses and a guide to 44 southern African species.

These represent conspicuous, widespread grasses, weedy roadside species, invasive aliens, and horticulturally useful grasses as well as important indigenous food species. This book, Guide to Grasses of southern Africa, is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes, among others, the following features: Descriptions and illustrations of the most important grasses in southern Africa An easy-to-use grass identification key.

A full-colour guide to the common grasses of Southern Africa is presented. Grasses (Gramineae) constitute the most important plant family on earth, and were the first plants to be cultivated by man for food (e.g. the cereal crops) and are still the most important source of nourishment.

Grass also plays a vital role in the ecology of the Southern African region, in particular in the veld Cited by: You may wonder what grasses humans eat. The most common are wheat, rice and maize, which we consume every day. There are about 9 species world-wide and we have species in southern Africa.

The grasses --Stucture of the grass plant --Vegetative parts --Reproductive parts --Spikelets of larger genera --Meaning of icons --Grasses of southern Africa --Other important grasses --Terminology --Synonyms --Bibliography --Index --Identifucation key. The purpose of Frits van Oudtshoorn's Guide to Grasses of southern Africa is to educate people on an important subject with the aid of a practical book.

What is the important subject. The important subject is grasses, naturally, but particularly the important role that they play in. Further resources: Books. I prefer “Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses “, a great book of color pictures and descriptions of the most common weeds of the region.

With it in hand, you can wander down any sidewalk in town and identify most weeds by sight. Grasses of Southern Africa. Pages; Table of Contents Search Inside This Book: Results For: Click/Shift+Click pages to select for download.

zoom out Zoom zoom in. Cancel Generate Review No Pages Added. Close Dialog Generate My PDF Review My PDF List View Icon View. Grasses of southern Africa: An identification manual with keys, descriptions, distributions, classification, and automated identification and van die botaniese opname van Suid-Afrika) ISBN Price Range: $ - $ Africa Grass Guide An information guide on the grass species found in Kruger National Park.

This Africa Grass Guide includes facts, images and the Latin names of the grasses. Guide to the Grasses of Southern Africa, Paperback by Van Oudtshoom, Frits, ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US Descriptions and illustrations of the grasses in southern Africa.

More than colour photographs. Guide to grasses of Southern Africa. [Frits Van Oudtshoorn] Print book: English: 1st edView all editions and formats: Summary: Descriptions and illustrations of the grasses in southern Africa.

More than colour photographs. # Grasses--Africa, Southern. Book Reviews Identification Guide to Southern African Grasses: an Identification Manual with Keys, Descriptions and Distributions. Frits van Oudtshoorn Africa Land-Use Training, Modimolle, South Africa Correspondence [email protected] Pages Cited by: 1.

This title, Guide to grasses of southern Africa, is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes, among others, the following features: descriptions and illustrations of the most important grasses in southern Africa, an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than 1 3/5(2).

Buy Guide to grasses of Southern Africa Revised by van Oudtshoorn, Frits (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(8). Grasses of Namibia have been covered in numerous publica-tions in southern Africa as well as Namibia, for example, those by Müller () and Walter and Volk ().

Much of the information in these publications was derived from southern Africa. Our aim with this book File Size: 1MB. Mammal Guide of Southern Africa – book only R Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa R Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa R Field Guide to Insects of South Africa R Field Guide to Fynbos R Field Guide to Butterflies of SA R.

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This field guide to the Restionaceae, or Cape reeds, commonly called Restios, unpacks a unique family of fynbos plants found at the southern tip of South Africa. Guide to Grasses of southern Africa This is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa.

In South Africa there are 21 species that include the spurfowl, quails, guineafowl, sandgrouse and francolins. have been utilized since prehistoric times for both food and sport.

This book discusses in detail the scientific research with summaries complimented by artists Simon Barlows illustrated plates. The grass layer is dominated by C 4-type grasses, which are at an advantage where the growing season is hot.

But where rainfall has a stronger winter component, C 3-type grasses dominate. The shrub-tree layer may vary from 1 to 20 m in height, but in Bushveld typically varies from 3 to 7 m. The mainland region of Africa is Southern Africa because it is considered to be robust with an estimate of around tree species that are native and a couple more that are alien, but have Author: Rishan Singh.

This field guide to the trees of Southern Africa covers approximately of the species found in the region. The trees are grouped into sections according to leaf shape, and each section is identified by a line drawing of the "leaf group".4/5.

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Additional information was obtained from books such as ‘Zulu medicinal plants’ (Hutchings et al., ), “Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa” (Van Oudtshoorn, ) and ‘Grasses of Southern Africa’ (Russel et al., ). Diversity and life forms of grasses. There are many different types of grasslands all over South Africa and in Gauteng we have Egoli Granite Grassland which occurs nowhere else.

There are many species of grasses that occur throughout South Africa and each species has been given an ecological status which groups similar types of grass together based on their reaction to grazing.

This is a list of Southern African trees, shrubs, suffrutices, geoxyles and lianes, and is intended to cover Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The notion of 'indigenous' is of necessity a blurred concept, and is clearly a function of both time and political boundaries.Two annual grasses grown primarily for grain in Africa are pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.). Pearl millet, widely adapted, very drought tolerant and free of prussic acid glucosides, is the best annual summer grazing crop for the southeastern United States.