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- Ravhuhali, Khuliso E; Mlambo, Victor; Beyene, Tefera S; Palamuleni, Lobina G
- African journal of range & forage science 2019 v.36 no.1 pp. 67-70
- Cymbopogon pospischilii; Eragrostis; Urochloa mosambicensis; acid insoluble lignin; crude protein; ecosystems; genetic variation; grasses; growth habit; indigenous species; leaf width; leaves; maturity stage; nutritive value; rangeland restoration; rangelands; rumen fermentation; tillers; South Africa
- ... The comparative growth habits and nutritive value of native grass species of South Africa are largely unknown despite the utility of this information in rangeland restoration efforts. This article presents a comparative characterisation of the morphology, chemical composition and in vitro ruminal fermentation of Urochloa mosambicensis, Cymbopogon pospischilii, Eragrostis superba, Fingerhuthia afri ...
- Tshabalala, Thulani; Dube, Sikhalazo; Lent, Peter C.
- African journal of ecology 2010 v.48 no.2 pp. 438-445
- Capparis; Cymbopogon pospischilii; Portulacaria; Syncerus caffer; buffaloes; cacti and succulents; diet; dry season; feces; fish; forage; forbs; grasses; nutritional adequacy; rivers; scabies; seasonal variation; understory; vegetation; wet season; South Africa
- ... The succulent thicket of the Eastern Cape, South Africa, is characterized by densely wooded vegetation that is dominated by succulents with little understory of ephemeral and weakly perennial grasses and forbs. Studies have developed around the question: how do bulk grazers such as the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) survive in the succulent thicket? In this study, the diet of the African buffal ...