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sandbur

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bur grass,

any species of the genus Cenchrus of the family Gramineae (grassgrass,
any plant of the family Gramineae, an important and widely distributed group of vascular plants, having an extraordinary range of adaptation. Numbering approximately 600 genera and 9,000 species, the grasses form the climax vegetation (see ecology) in great areas of low
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 family), sandy-soil plants of tropical and temperate regions. At maturity the sharp spines and burlike seeds make the plant a troublesome weed, especially to sheepgrowers. The name sandbur is sometimes used for the buffalo bur and the horse nettle of the family Solanaceae (nightshadenightshade,
common name for the Solanaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and a few trees of warm regions, chiefly tropical America. Many are climbing or creeping types, and rank-smelling foliage is typical of many species.
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 family). The family Gramineae is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales. The Solanaceae is in the class Magnoliopsida, order Polemoniales.
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Family Species Item eaten Boraginaceae Bourreria cumanensis Fruit Cactaceae Stenocereus griseus Fruit, branch tip Capparidaceae Capparis odoratissima Fruit, flower bud Flacourtiaceae Casearia tremula Fruit, seed Poaceae Cenchrus sp.
Interference exhibited by Cenchrus ciliaris and Bothriochloa pertusa.
Plants in the genera Setaria, Cenchrus and Pennisetum show intermediate oxalate accumulation, whereas most other plant species show low levels of oxalate accumulation.
Plant Species Part Eriochloa cruz-pavornis (seeds) Panicum maximum* (seeds) Echinochloa punctata (seeds) Panicum diffusum (seeds) Dichanthium annulafusum* (seeds) Panicum antidotale* (seeds) Cenchrus cilaris* (seeds) Setaria leucopila (seeds) Setaria scheelei (seeds) Acacia minuata (floral parts) Salix nigra (floral parts) Salix exigua (floral parts) *Non-native species
Seasonal changes in biomass growth and quality and its utilization by sheep on semiarid Cenchrus ciliaris pasture of India.
gayana, Cenchrus ciliaris (buffel grass), Heteropogon contortus (black spear grass), and Astrebla lappacea (curly Mitchell grass) were present.
Influence of re-growth interval on chemical composition, herbage yield, digestibility and digestion kinetics of Setaria sphacelata and Cenchrus ciliaris in buffaloes.
Influence of re-growth interval on chemical composition, herbage yield, and digestibility and digestion kinetics setaria sphacelata and cenchrus ciliaris in buffaloes.
A mixture of species was sown on the pasture plots: Chamaecrista rotundifolia and Stylosanthes hamata (Amiga and Verano) at 3 kg/ha, and Bothriochloa insculpta, Cenchrus ciliaris, and Chloris gayana at 4 kg/ha.