genus Cynodon


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Noun1.genus Cynodon - creeping perennial grasses of tropical and southern Africa
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
Bahama grass, Bermuda grass, Cynodon dactylon, devil grass, doob, kweek, scutch grass, star grass - trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India
Cynodon plectostachyum, giant star grass - perennial grass having stems 3 to 4 feet high; used especially in Africa and India for pasture and hay
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Total gas production (A), in [mLg.sup.-1] DM, colonization time (L) in hours and fermentation rate ([mu]) in [mLg.sup.-1] DM [hour.sup.-1], in 96 incubation hours of three grasses of the genus Cynodon. Grasses Parameters Tifton 85 Tifton 68 Coastcross SEM p value A 246.08a 192.55c 209.82b 4.0531 0.000 L 1.064a 0.871b 0.222c 0.0516 0.001 [mu] 0.015a 0.011b 0.013a 0.0008 0.039 Different lowercase letters in the same column are significantly different (p <0.05) by Scott-Knott test.
Forage comprises grasses of the genus Cynodon (Moreira, Prado, Cecato, & Evelazio, 2003a; Moreira et al., 2003b; Moreira, Prado, Cecato, Wada, & Mizubuti, 2004).
The grass genus Cynodon includes eight species and 10 botanical varieties (Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, 1999) that are phenotypically diverse, and most require vegetative propagation.