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Cynodon plectostachyus
Synonyms: Leptochloa plectostachyus

Common Name(s): Star grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=97° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=55° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 59 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 7 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sand loam alluvial silt and clay
Soil Drainage: Semi-Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Very good drought tolerance. May become overly aggressive. Found on dry lake beds normal.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - forage, Poison - mammals, Animal Food - fodder
Subtropical-humid, steppe and semi-arid, tropical-wet and dry
Geographical Origin:
Eastern Tropical Africa, Northeastern tropical Africa
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