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sandbur

or

bur grass,

any species of the genus Cenchrus of the family Poaceae (grassgrass,
any plant of the family Poaceae (formerly 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
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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 Poaceae 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 Solanales.
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Composicion quimica del pasto kikuyo (Cenchrus clandestinus) y del complemento alimenticio utilizados en la investigacion.
Variacion de caracteres morfologicos del pasto kikuyo (Cenchrus clandestinus) en el tropico alto de Antioquia.
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Quero-Carrillo, "Growth, yield, fiber content and lodging resistance in eight varieties of Cenchrus purpureus (Schumach.) Morrone intended as energy crop," Biomass and Bioenergy, vol.
Plastic sheets molded and amended to experimental trays, showing the germination of seedlings of Acacia nilotica (tree) and Cenchrus ciliaris (grass).
Proposal to conserve the name Pennisetum clandestinum (Cenchrus clandestinus) against P.
Dentro de las paniceas, los generos Pennisetum y Cenchrus forman un clado monofiletico de alto soporte (Gomez-Martinez & Culham, 2000; Giussani et al., 2001; Doust & Kellogg, 2002; Martel et al., 2004; Doust et al., 2007).
Desde junio de 2012 hay cercas vivas en los limites norte y sur con 6-8 especies de arboles nativos; en el momento del estudio los arboles no tenian mas de 1,5 m de altura, y estaban rodeados principalmente por pasto kikuyo (Cenchrus clandestinus).
Estas ninfas se encontraron asociadas a diferente tipo de vegetacion como pasto buffel (Cenchrus ciliaris); huizache (Acacia farnesiana) y guasima (Guazuma ulmifolia) y cultivos de cana (Saccharum officinarum); soya (Glycine max) y cacahuate (Arachis hypogaea) (Cuadro 1).