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tussock

1. a dense tuft of vegetation, esp of grass
2. Austral and NZ
a. short for tussock grass
b. the. country where tussock grass grows
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tussock

[′təs·ək]
(ecology)
A small hummock of generally solid ground in a bog or marsh, usually covered with and bound together by the roots of low vegetation such as grasses, sedges, or ericaceous shrubs.
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The management of the natural grassland, both under continuous or rotational grazing during the autumn-winter, using the forage mass above eight cm and 50% of leaf blades mass of tussocks, it does not allow the beef heifers corporal development for breeding at 24 months old.
"If tussocks are not protected adequately, they can break off, be crushed, or be scalped," says Head.
Tibraca limbativentris was recorded supposedly hibernating on spontaneous vegetation around rice crops, especially grasses, rice stubble and tussocks (Link et al.
Res., Bottom of Donkey Pass, 28[degrees]16.843'S: 29[degrees]12.033'E, 2036 m, base of grass tussocks, 22.i.2011, C.
Portions of the rhizome from tussocks >20cm in diameter were taken from the field and placed during 48h in 10% ethilendiamine (Cadquist, 1982).
It took us just over 20 minutes to drop down out of the high country to the edge of the snow line where patches of tussock grass became visible, protruding through the ice.
For example, a variety of grazing regimes can help maintain areas of large grass tussocks, leaf litter and fallen branches that protect bird species, and mammals such as the rufous bettong and long-nosed potoroo.
Key words: Chaco, gaps, grasses, grasslands, matrix regeneration, pampa, disturbance, regeneration niche, savannas, Spartina argentinensis, tussocks.
into a hanging lake of steaming tussocks, so that it could have been a raft
Large, discrete, tussocks formed by the torrent sedge Carex nudata W.