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Grasses of South West Africa/Namibia

M. A. N. MuМ€ller

Grasses of South West Africa/Namibia

by M. A. N. MuМ€ller

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Published by Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, Dept. of Agriculture and Nature Conservation, South West Africa/Namibia in [Windhoek] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namibia,
  • Namibia.
    • Subjects:
    • Grasses -- Namibia -- Identification.,
    • Botany -- Namibia.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementM.A.N. Müller ; woodcuts and photographs, W. Giess, drawings, B. Loutit ; [English translation by S.E. Brown].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK495.G74 M81713 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination287 p. :
      Number of Pages287
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2337073M
      LC Control Number86227885

      Overgrazing tends to increase the proportion of pioneer, creeping and annual grasses, and it is in the transition zones between sweet and sour grass dominance that careful management is required to maintain the abundance of sweet grasses. The Grassland Biome is the mainstay of dairy, beef and wool production in South Africa. South Africa and South West Africa: When World War I breaks out, the newly independent dominion of South Africa rallies to the British cause. The only German target in the immediate region is South West Africa. In February the South African president, Louis Botha, leads an invasion in .

      This title, Guide to grasses of southern Africa, is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes, among others, the following features: descriptions and illustrations of the most important grasses in southern Africa, an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than 1 This scheme was furthered when the South West Africa Affairs Act of transferred many powers from the Territorial Assembly in Namibia to the South African Assembly. Lack of Black support in Namibia for these plans, especially in SWAPO-supporting territory, was demonstrated in by the very small poll in the elections for Ovamboland's so.

        The Pella midden site (29°00′04″S, 19°08′06″E, m amsl.) is located 3 km NNW of the town of Pella, on the South African southern flank of the Orange River valley, 4 km from the river ().Lower than the surrounding plains, which receive c. mm yr − 1 of rainfall, the climate of the Orange River valley is arid to hyperarid, with the midden site receiving only c. 70 mm yr − 1. ern Africa(Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho). This book is largely based on PRECIS and includes data on life cycle, life form, height of plant and altitude together with updated information on literature references, synonyms and regional distribution. Families are grouped into seven more or less natural assemblages.


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Grasses of South West Africa/Namibia by M. A. N. MuМ€ller Download PDF EPUB FB2

Grasses of South West Africa/Namibia. [Windhoek]: Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, Dept. of Agriculture and Nature Conservation, South West Africa/Namibia, [] (OCoLC) This publication "Grasses of South West Africa/Namibia", then available in three languages, was instrumental in improving agricultural practitioner knowledge on the predominant grass species occurring in the country and their ecological and economical value.

Little research on African grasses has taken place since except regional floristic work in South Africa (Russell et al., ; Fish et al., ) and the Central Africa flora area (Sosef Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa.

Frits van Oudtshoorn BRIZA. Soft cover, 1 colour photographs, distribution maps. This is an excerpt from the book: Guide to Grasses of southern Africa, by Frits van Oudtshoorn. ISBN / ISBN The purpose of Frits van Oudtshoorn's Guide to Grasses of southern Africa is to educate people on an important subject with the aid of a practical book.

What is the important subject. In the foreword he wrote in for this book, the late General Smuts emphasized the richness of the grass resources of South Africa and the wide opportunity of botanical discovery and economic exploitation they offer. In Part Grasses of South West Africa/Namibia book, all the indigenous and some introduced grasses growing in the Union and South West Africa are described for the first time in a single work by L.

Chippindall. This book, Guide to Grasses of southern Africa, is the most comprehensive colour identification guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes, among others, the following features: Descriptions and illustrations of the most important grasses in southern Africa - An easy-to-use grass identification key.

Grasses of Namibia have been covered in numerous publica- tions in southern Africa as well as Namibia, for example, those by Müller () and Walter and Volk (). Much of the information in these publications was derived from southern Africa. Sasol First Field Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa provides an introduction to grasses and a guide to 44 southern African species.

These represent conspicuous, widespread grasses, weedy roadside species, invasive aliens, and horticulturally useful grasses as well as important indigenous food species.

Anthephora pubescens (wool grass, borseltjiegras, otjimbele) is the grass equivalent of lucerne and is probably the most palatable of all Namibia's grasses. In a mixed stand with other grasses it is always grazed first. This generalist grass grows all over Namibia from the Orange to the Zambezi rivers and is most drought tolerant.

South West Africa (Afrikaans: Suidwes-Afrika; German: Südwestafrika; Dutch: Zuidwest-Afrika) was the name for modern-day Namibia when it was under South African administration, from to Previously the colony of German South West Africa from –, it was made a League of Nations mandate of the British-ruled Union of South Africa following Germany’s defeat in World War I.

About this book Grasses are very important features of the landscape and occur to a greater or lesser extent in all of the vegetation types of southern African.

The importance of good grazing grasses for both wild and domesticated animals is well known. It is distributed from the southernmost provinces of Angola (Namibe and Cunene) through Namibia and Botswana to North West province and Northern Cape province of South Africa (Klaassen & Craven.

LM grass is a perennial grass and one of the most popular grasses grown in South Africa for garden lawns. The inflorescence has two or three spikes at its tip. more Narrow Leaved Turpentine Grass The narrow-leaved turpentine grass is perennial, its blades being 2 to 5 mm wide.

Two members of the Schutztruppe, geography professors Fritz Jaeger and Leo Waibel, are remembered for their explorations of the northern part of German South West Africa, which became the book Contributions to the Geography of South West Africa. Africa Grass Guide. An information guide on the grass species found in Kruger National Park.

This Africa Grass Guide includes facts, images and the Latin names of the grasses as well as where they can be found.

Cats Tail. The inflorescence of Cats Tail is sometimes used in flower arrangements. Due to the few leaves, it is seldom grazed. You may wonder what grasses humans eat. The most common are wheat, rice and maize, which we consume every day. There are about 9 species world-wide and we have species in southern Africa.

Grasses that produce its highest yield and growth in the warmer summers are called summer-growing grasses and are usually planted in the warmer regions of South Africa.

Tuft-forming summer grass These grasses are not suitable for heavy grazing and have low digestibility. Digestibility is the amount of nutrients an animal can utilise from the.

The northern communal areas have the highest potential for cultivated grass pastures in all of Namibia. They could be supplying hay and grass-fed meat to the nation, indeed SADC, instead of being.

The review of the impacts of alien grasses in other parts of the world suggests that alien grasses will become increasingly prevalent in South Africa. At present only five grass species, all large conspicuous perennials, are declared weeds in South Africa.

Pampas grass (Cortaderia jubata, C. selloana) is declared as a Category 1 weed in South. There are many different types of grasslands all over South Africa and in Gauteng we have Egoli Granite Grassland which occurs nowhere else.

There are many species of grasses that occur throughout South Africa and each species has been given an ecological status which groups similar types of grass together based on their reaction to grazing.Occupying one third of the area of South Africa, the savanna is the largest biome in the country.

It is well developed over the Low-veld and Kalahari region of South Africa and is also dominant in Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. This biome is defines by a well-developed grassy layer with a prominent woody layer of trees and shrubs. Guide to Grasses of Southern Africa is the only full color guide to the common grasses of southern Africa and includes descriptions of the most important grasses in southern Africa.

Other features are: an easy-to-use grass identification key, more than excellent color photographs and a series of icons that enable the reader to obtain Reviews: 8.