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Scientific name Pogonarthria squarrosa
Authority (Licht.) Pilg.
First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 5: 149 (1910)

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Pogonarthria squarrosa, also known as sickle grass or cross grass, is a type of perennial grass found in tropical, East, and southern Africa. It is a tough and unappetizing grass that is commonly found in areas where other plants struggle to grow. Due to its low grazing value, it is not commonly used for animal feed. However, it plays an important role as a pioneer grass in the ecosystem. Its presence can indicate the beginning of a new plant community.

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Diplachne menyharthii Hack. Bull. Herb. Boissier , sér. 2, 1: 772 (1901)
Eragrostis marlothii Hack. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 11: 404 (1889)
Leptochloa falcata Hack. Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 386 (1895)
Leptochloa marlothii Hack. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 11(4): 404. 1889 [31 Dec 1889]
Melica festucoides Licht. ex Roem. & Schult. Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 2: 530. 1817 [Nov 1817]
Poa squarrosa Licht. in Roem. & Schult. Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 2: 553 (1817)
Pogonarthria falcata Rendle Cat. Afr. Pl. 2: 232 (1899)
Pogonarthria falcata var. condensata Hack. Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 49: 173. 1904
Pogonarthria hackelii Chiov. Ann. Bot. (Rome) 10: 413 (1912)
Pogonarthria menyharthii (Hack.) Hack. Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 57: 532 (1912)
Pogonarthria orthoclada Peter Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 40(1 Anh.): 79 (1930)

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Afrikaans sekelgras

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Database ID/link to page
World Flora Online wfo-0000894422
Tropicos 25515291
KEW urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:1080583-2
The Plant List kew-437821
Open Tree Of Life 371828
NCBI Taxonomy 269603
IPNI 418483-1
iNaturalist 461689
GBIF 4105701
Wikipedia Pogonarthria_squarrosa

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Water availability, bedrock, disturbance by herbivores, and climate determine plant diversity in South-African savanna Hejda M, Čuda J, Pyšková K, Zambatis G, Foxcroft LC, MacFadyen S, Storch D, Tropek R, Pyšek P Sci Rep 10-Jan-2022
The influence of fire frequency on the structure and botanical composition of savanna ecosystems Ribeiro N, Ruecker G, Govender N, Macandza V, Pais A, Machava D, Chauque A, Lisboa SN, Bandeira R Ecol Evol 02-Jul-2019
Complexity in water and carbon dioxide fluxes following rain pulses in an African savanna Williams CA, Hanan N, Scholes RJ, Kutsch W Oecologia 07-Jul-2009
Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Home Ranges in Sabi Sand Reserve and Kruger National Park: A Five-Year Satellite Tracking Study Thomas B, Holland JD, Minot EO PLoS One 09-Dec-2008

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