Aristida is a very nearly cosmopolitan genus of plants in the grass family. This genus is among those colloquially called three-awns wiregrasses , speargrasses and needlegrasses. They are characteristic of semiarid grassland. Other locales where this genus is an important component of the ecosystem include the Carolina Bays , the sandhills of the Carolinas , and elsewhere , Mulga scrub in Australia , and the xeric grasslands around Lake Turkana in Africa. Local increases in the abundance of wiregrasses is a good indicator of overgrazing , as livestock avoid them.
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Also known by the scientific name Aristida pungens. Stipagrostis pungens is a robust perennial 50 cm to 1 m. It is a long rhizomatous plant, recognizable by inflorescences composed of spikelets, in loose and ventilated panicles. Common throughout the Sahara, the drinn is perfectly adapted to sandy habitats.
A traditional food plant in Africa, this grain has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development. Aristida pungens Desf. Arthratherum pungens Desf. Edible Portion: Seeds, Cereal. A traditional food plant in Africa, this grain has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and support sustainable landcare. It is used in kreb a grain mixture eaten in Chad. Carbon Farming Solutions - Staple Crop: balanced carb The term staple crop typically refers to a food that is eaten routinely and accounts for a dominant part of people's diets in a particular region of the world .
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Climate: tropical. Humidity: arid to semi-arid. Extremely drought-resistant, drinn grows in areas with as little as 70 mm of rainfall per year. Perennial, robust 50 cm to 1 m , long rhizomatous plant, recognizable by inflorescences composed of spikelets, in loose and ventilated panicles.
Common throughout the Sahara, the drinn is perfectly adapted to sandy habitats, represented by deep sandy clusters dunes, ergs. The steppe in drinn is an essential pasture for camels. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: wild staple. Management: standard, coppice Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation .
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Adapted to sandy habitats, represented by deep sandy clusters dunes, ergs. Translate this page:. It is hardy to zone UK Suitable for: light sandy and medium loamy soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.
Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic alkaline soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure. Our new book Edible Shrubs is now available. Read More. Special Uses. Shop Now. Related Plants. QR Code What's this? Charity No. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Please view the copyright link for more information.
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