Reyes-Vera, Fungal endophytes intrinsically associated with micropropagated plants regenerated from native Bouteloua eriopoda
The common species were black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda
) and blue grama, the latter having the highest IVI for both types of shrubland when livestock was absent (34.2 and 28.3 for microphyllous and rosetophyllous, respectively), whereas the average IVI for both types of management was not different in rosetophyllous scrubland (13.6 without vs.
In results published in the Journal of Arid Environments, Lucero and her colleagues found that 1 liter of hydrogel-bound water was sufficient to support black grama grass (Bouteloua eriopoda
) transplants through reproductive maturity.
(Torr.) Torr., 6745; 6786 US, 6821 ANSM, BRIT, NMC; 8097 BRIT, 8100 ANSM; 8193, 8930; 8949 ANSM, BRIT; 9031 NMC; 9056a US.
Photoperiodic control of shoot-apex morphogenesis in Bouteloua eriopoda
0.0 (b) 0.2 (b) 3.8 (a) 1.6 (a) Bouteloua curtipendula 0.1 (bc) 0.2 (c) 3.7 (a) 2.6 (ab) Bouteloua eriopoda
0.1 (c) 0.3 (c) 2.0 (b) 15.4 (a) Bouteloua gracilis 2.9 (a) 5.6 (a) 0.0 (b) 3.8 (a) Bouteloua hirsuta 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.0 (ab) 3.2 (a) Distichlis stricta 1.3 (b) 6.3 (a) 0.0 (c) 0.0 (c) Erioneuron pulchellum 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.3 (a) 0.0 (b) Hilaria mutica 11.8 (b) 27.8 (a) 0.0 (c) 0.0 (c) Muhlenbergia sp.
In desert grasslands grazing reduced the cover of perennial grasses, particularly the dominant Bouteloua eriopoda
, but the cover of forbs and shrubs did not differ between treatments.
The lovegrass did reduce erosion, but it outcompeted and displaced many native grasses, including native black grama grass (Bouteloua eriopoda
), the preferred forage for cattle.
The grassland site is considered to have original vegetation, i.e., predominantly black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda
(Torr.) Tort.) with some blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis (H.B.K.) Lag.
We observed <10 antelope jackrabbits in dense grass or in semidesert grasslands above 1,220 m elevation and populated by such temperate bunchgrasses as curly mesquite grass (Hilaria belangeri), tobosagrass (Hilaria mutica), black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda
), and sideoats grama (B.