Poster presentation, Cape Town, Le Roux MM, Wilkin P, Balkwill K, Boatwright JS, Bytebier B, Filer D, Klak C, Klopper RR, Koekemoer M, Livermore L, Lubke R, Magee AR, Manning JC, Paton A, Pearce T, Slingsby J, Van Wyk B-E, Victor JE, Von Staden L (2017) Producing a plant diversity portal for South Africa. Proceedings of an international meeting, National Museums of Kenya, 30 August–3 September 1992, Nairobi, Kenya. They contrast well with other foliage., DOI:, Over 10 million scientific documents at your fingertips, Not logged in, Shackleton SE (1991) Autecological studies on grass species in southern Africa—a literature survey. It is an indigenous grass and thus well adapted to the South African climate. Palaeoecol of Africa 17:183–192, Gibbs Russell GE, Watson L, Koekemoer M, Smook L, Barker NP, Anderson HM, Dallwitz MJ (1990) Grasses of southern Africa. Inflorescence of Vlei Bristle Grass is a dense, spike-like panicle, often with a sharp point. Google Scholar. A list of groundcovers that solve many landscape problems like erosion, hillside areas, tight corners, dry areas, sunny or shaded areas. Available in summer only. J Grassl Soc South Afr 8:114–120, Soreng RJ, Peterson PM, Romaschenko K, Davidse G, Teisher JK, Clark LG, Barberá P, Gillespie LJ, Zuloaga FO (2017) A worldwide phylogenetic classification of the Poaceae (Gramineae) II: an update and a comparison of two 2015 classifications. PLoS ONE 10:e0140789. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, Forani BD, Tainton NM, Booysen PV (1978) The development of a method for assessing veld condition in three grassveld types in Natal. Google Scholar, Da Silva SC, Sbrissia AF, Pereira LET (2015) Ecophysiology of C4 forage grasses—understanding plant growth for optimising their use and management. Kew Bull 74:4, Mashau AC, Fish L, Van Wyk AE (2010) Poaceae: two new species of Helictotrichon (Pooideae: Aveneae) from South Africa. Learn more about Institutional subscriptions, Sourced mainly from Gibbs Russell et al. It has finger-like (digitate) flowering heads from November to May. In: Leistner OA (ed) Memoirs of the botanical survey of South Africa No. Umdaus Press, Hatfield, Victor JE, Mashau AC, Ngobeni VJ (2012) The taxonomic and conservation status of Agrostis eriantha var. Indigenous Groundcovers and other popular groundcovers. Discover (and save!) Search for: Search for: Join Newsletter. Biodivers Data J 6:e28073, Sungkaew S, Stapleton CMA, Salamin N, Hodkinson TR (2009) Non-monophyly of the woody bamboos (Bambuseae; Poaceae): a multi-gene region phylogenetic analysis of Bambusoideae s.s. J Plant Res 122:95–108, Truter WF, Botha PR, Dannhauser CS, Maasdorp BV, Miles N, Smith A, Snyman HA, Tainton NM (2015) Southern African pasture and forage science entering the 21st century: past to present. Leaves are mostly basal, with flat, convolute blades 10–30 cm long and 2–5 mm wide. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa. Bophuthatswana (Homeland of South Africa) - 1981 - Indigenous Grasses Grass - Complete Set in the Bophuthatswana category was sold for R15.00 on 31 Oct at 07:35 … The grass doesn’t tolerate shade well and as such you may need to plant a shade grass on the edges of the garden where the trees and shrubs are. Events/Open Gardens. The Botanical Society of South Africa encourages the wise use of indigenous plants in southern Africa. There are no indigenous species of Nassella in South Africa.