Definition of Cenchrus ciliaris
1. Noun. Erect tussock-forming perennial bur grass used particularly in South Africa and Australia for pasture and forage.
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Literary usage of Cenchrus ciliaris
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1. Ecosystem Disturbance and Wildlife Conservation in Western Grasslands: A edited by Deborah M. Finch (1998)
"... cenchrus ciliaris) is planted for cattle forage in the lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico, and in the Sonoran Desert ..."
2. Cover Crops in West Africa: Contributing to Sustainable Agriculture by Daniel Buckles (1998)
"... + S. hamata and cenchrus ciliaris + S. hamata; pure 5. hamata and natural vegetation were also in the trials. ..."
3. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains edited by F. R. Ruskin (1999)
"One notable success has been in breeding buffel grass (cenchrus ciliaris)— a native African species, distantly related to sorghum, that is used as a forage ..."