Lophochloa

Lophochloa

 

a genus of plants of the family Gramineae. They are annual grasses with flat blades. The inflorescence is a cylindrical panicle, and the spikelets are three-, four-, or five-flowered, compressed from the sides and with a keeled lemma. There are six species, distributed in southern Europe and South-west Asia. In the USSR, two species are found, including L. phleoides, which grows in sandy areas and the loess foothills of the Crimea, in the Caucasus, and Middle Asia; it is a forage plant and is suitable for artificial pastures and for making hay.

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Among grasses, CF increased from 19.17% (Ammophila arenaria), 26.03% (Lophochloa cristata), to 38.30% (Lygeum spartum).
In grasses, the TA ranged from 11.48% in Phragmites australis to 21.22% in Lophochloa cristata.
In contrast, the lowest values of ADL contents (2.67, 2.67 and 3.08 g/kg) were recorded in Phragmites australis, Lophochloa cristata and Atriplex halimus, respectively.
Among grasses, it varied from 1.78 MJ/kg DM (Phragmites australis) to 1.59 MJ/kg DM (Lophochloa cristata).
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EW incidental observation between 2000 and 2003 Chiloscyphus semiteres EW incidental observation between 2000 and 2003 Fossombronia wondraczekii Lepp and Curnow Frullania probosciphora EW incidental observation between 2000 and 2003 Lophochloa squamatus EW incidental observation between 2000 and 2003 Lunularia cruciata Lepp and Curnow Phaeoceros carolinianus Eldridge Plagiochasma rupestre Eldridge Riccardia bipinnatifida Eldridge Riccia albida Eldridge Riccia crozalsii EW incidental observation between 2000 and 2003 Riccia spongiosula EW incidental observation between 2000 and 2003 Riccia vesiculosa EW incidental observation between 2000 and 2003 Lichens Fruticose Cladonia sp.