Cynosurus


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Cynosurus

 

a genus of annual and perennial herbs of the grass family. The inflorescence is a one-sided spicate panicle. The spikelets are in pairs on shortened branches, and one of them has two to five bisexual flowers. The other has no flowers and consists of narrow glumes. There are four or five species, found in Europe, Western Asia, North and South Africa. (There are three species in the USSR.) The most common variety is the crested dogstail (C. cristatus), a perennial fodder grass that grows in meadows, the edges of forests, and clearings nearly everywhere in the European part of the USSR and in the Caucasus. Cattle like to feed on it, but it is inferior to many other grasses in yield. It is well-suited to lawns.

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Is the quantity of orbicules released by Dactylis glomerata and Cynosurus echinatus (Poaceae) big enough to play an allergenic role?
On clearance areas there are species of Agrostris tenuis, Cynosurus cristatus or Festuca rubra.
The Cynosurus cristatus meadow is developed in seasonally wet soils for extended periods.
The mating system and genetic structure in a perennial grass, Cynosurus cristatus L.
Este trebol es la especie mas abundante en este punto y se encuentra acompanado de otras plantas muy frecuentes en los pastizales terofiticos de la sierra de Cordoba, como son Cynosurus echinatus L.
Although the presence of Trifolium repens and Bellis perennis indicates floristic similarities with Cynosurus cristatus grasslands, as well as, intensive grazing, Sanguisorbo-Deschampsietum is also characterized by Plantago media and P.
Biological flora of the British Isles: Cynosurus cristatus L.
This was especially the case when high rates of bare ground creation were combined with heavy fertilizer addition, with the sown species Holcus lanatus, Cerastium fontanum, and Cynosurus cristatus actually becoming dominant components of the vegetation.
30 Other species: Carex panicea 1 in 2, + in 8; Lotus corniculatus + in 2 and 8; Cynosurus cristatus 1 in 5, + in 6; Poa angustifolia 1 in 5 and 6; Ranunculus flammula 1 in 5, + in 9; Succisapratensis+ in 6, 1 in 7; Festuca trichophylla s.
trivialis, Cynosurus echinatus and Halimione portulacoides were constantly associated with these phytocoenoses, which formed vigorous thickets in the southern part of the wetland towards its upland borders.
Companeras: Thapsia nitida y Calluna vulgaris + en 1; Holcus mollis 1 en 2; Trifolium dubium + en 3; Sanguisorba hybrida, Jasione montana, Andryala integrifolia y Brachypodium sylvaticum + en 4; Erica arborea + en 5; Juncus bufonius + en 8; Dactylis hispanica + en 9; Arum italicum + en 10; Glyceria declinata + en 11; Trifolium campestre, Genista polyanthos, Flueggea tinctoria, Cynosurus echinatus, Erica lusitanica y Nerium oleander +, Setariapumila 1 en 13; Daucus carota y Tamus communis 1, Typha domingensis, Scrophularia canina, Samolus valerandi y Leucojum trichophyllum + en 14.