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Bothriochloa bladhii
Synonyms: Andropogon caucasicus; A. intermedius; B. caucasia

Common Name(s): Australian bluestem
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=91° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=64° (F)    Abs.Min=41° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 7 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Heavy textured soils
Soil Drainage: Semi-Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Clear-lt shade
Warm season grass from Australia. Tolerates short periods of flooding.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - forage, Environ. - revegetator, Animal Food - fodder
Tropical-rainy, temperate-continental, temperate-wet all seasons
Geographical Origin:
Africa, Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Australia, Indo-China

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