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The grasses and grasslands of South Africa

by J. W. Bews

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Published by P. David & Sons, Ltd., Printers in Pietermaritzburg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Botany -- South Africa,
  • Grasses

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J. W. Bews.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 161 p.
    Number of Pages161
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17894911M
    LC Control Number19000728

    There are genera found in South Africa, most of which are indigenous (Meredith ). Grass tribes may be grouped as Panicoid grasses containing the tropical and subtropical species and Festacoid grasses containing the temperate species. The panicoid group contains most of the African grasses. 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.

    The Savanna Biome is the largest Biome in southern Africa, occupying 46% of its area, and over one-third the area of South Africa. It is well developed over the lowveld and Kalahari region of South Africa and is also the dominant vegetation in File Size: KB. Upon being requested to be the editor of this new publication, two important books on the subject immediately came to mind, a famous classic by J. W. Bews on "The World's Grasses" () and a new book "Grasses and Grasslands" edited by C. Barnard ().

    The Drakensberg Grasslands is a biome in the south corner of Africa. The Drakensberg Grasslands is a Tropical Savannah canyon. Drakensberg is the source of the Tugela and the Orange rivers. Feel like exploring the Drakensberg Grasslands? You'll find it at ° South latitude and ° East latitude. The grassland biome is defined by large expanses of grasses. The three types of grasslands are tall grasslands with grasses up to five feet tall, short grasslands with grasses 8 to inches tall and mixed grasslands. Grasslands occur on all continents except .


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The grasses and grasslands of South Africa by J. W. Bews Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bews, J.W.

(John William), Grasses and grasslands of South Africa. Pietermaritzburg, P. David & Sons, Printers. From inside the book.

What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. INTRODUCTION. 1: AFRICAN GRASSES. EACH GENUS. 2 other sections not shown. Other editions - View all.

The Grasses and Grasslands of South Africa John William Bews Snippet view - The Grasses and Grasslands. The Grassland Biome is the mainstay of dairy, beef and wool production in South Africa. Pastures may be augmented in wetter areas by the addition of legumes and sweet grasses. The Grassland Biome is the cornerstone of the maize crop, and many grassland types have been converted to.

Grasslands, heaths, prairies, tundra 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.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. book Pietermaritzburg, The grasses and grasslands of South Africa.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

GRASSES AND GRASSLANDS OF SOUTH AFRICA BY J. BEWS, M.A., Professor of Botany in the Natal University College. Pietermaritzbur^ BOTANICAL MAienGN PIETERMARITZBURG P.

DAVIS & SONS, LTD., Printers, Longmarket Street.M Preface. Kl The following pages have been written as a preliminary Various contribution to a very big. Excerpt from The Grasses and Grasslands of South Africa I have to express my indebtedness to Mr.

Smith, of Durban, who has made a generous grant towards the cost of publication. To two of my students, Miss M. Batchelor and Miss K. Jameson, my thanks are also due for doing most of the work in connection with the preparation of the Author: J. Bews. The grasses and grasslands of South Africa by Bews, J.

(John William), Publication date Topics Grasslands Publisher Pietermaritzburg, P. Davis This book is available with additional data at Biodiversity Heritage Library.

See also WorldCat (this item) plus-circle Add Review. Pages: Full text of "The grasses and grasslands of South Africa" See other formats. This book brings together information on the contrasting characteristics, condition, present use and problems of the world's main natural grasslands. Since grassland is commercialized through the grazing animal, particular attention is paid to the livestock production systems associated with each main type.

Grazing resources are more than simply edible herbage: many other factors. Grassland: The History, Biology, Politics, and Promise of the American Prairie is a book written by Richard Manning in This book has pages and is divided into the following major chapters: (a) The Promise of Grass.

(b) Forsaking the Sweet Grass Hills. (c) What the Wind Carries. (d) A Lasting Peace. (e) Gridlock. (f) The End of Size: KB. Grasses and Pastures of South Africa Book Fund. Grasses and pastures of South Africa.

[Johannesburg?] Central News Agency, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Dudley Bertie David Meredith. 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.

1 of Grasslands are the water factories of South Africa that provide large sectors of the population with water to survive. Much of the counries industrial hubs are dependent on this water.

2 of Grasslands are biodiversity hotspots with over plants species having been recorded and which form the basis of a thriving and diverse. Fig. es of grasslands in South Africa (top) and Argentina (bottom).(Top) Experimental plots of a Themeda triandra—Cymbopogon plurinodis grassland located at Bloemfontein, South Africa (28°50′ S; 26°15′ E, altitude m).The left photo shows a nondegraded state dominated by the perennial bunchgrass T.

triandra and the right photo shows a degraded plot dominated. Grassland, area in which the vegetation is dominated by a nearly continuous cover of grasses.

Grasslands occur in environments conducive to the growth of this plant cover but not to that of taller plants, particularly trees and shrubs. The factors preventing establishment of such taller, woody vegetation are varied. 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. Grasses and Grasslands. Grasslands are wide-open expanses. Although some grasslands are dotted with trees and shrubs, the plants that grow there are mostly grasses and wildflowers.

Grasses have jointed stems, slender leaves, and tiny flower clusters. They usually lack woody tissue. Grasses are used as food by grazing animals.

Download Grasses-and-grassland-ecology ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, East Africa S Grasses And Fodders Their Ecology And Husbandry. Author: G. Boonman ISBN: attractive grasses with distinctive purple and green heads that are a major structural component of endangered south-eastern grasslands * Aristida.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 I, 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.

K. A. Cited by: • Amongst the rich birdlife of the grasslands, is South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane, the critically endangered Wattled Crane and Rudd’s Lark. • Of the reptile species endemic to South Africa, 22% are found in the biome. • One third of the threatened South African butterfly species occur in the Size: 1MB.