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  • Grass cover is continuous, with annual species such as Cenchrus biflorus, Schoenefeldia gracilis, and Aristida stipoides well-represented.

    Sahelian Acacia savanna

  • Grasses identified are Panicum laetum, Eragrostis pilosa, Cenchrus biflorus, Dactyloctenium aegyptium, Pennisetum violaceum, Cymbopogon schoenanthus and Chrysopogon aucheri.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • Sudano-Sahelian vegetation encircles Bandiagara and Sangha, dominated by open savanna and steppe with scattered Acacia raddiana, A. albida, Balanites aegyptiaca and Cenchrus ciliaris.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

  • Surrounding the pans on a larger scale (on less brackish soil) are grasslands dominated by Odyssea paucinervis and Cynodon dactylon with Cenchrus ciliaris and Eriochloa meyeriana dominating the crests of calcrete escarpments.

    Zambezian halophytics

  • The vegetation consists of grasses and dry thorny scrub such as Apluda aristata, Cenchrus spp.,

    Rann of Kutch seasonal salt marsh

  • Exotic species, for example Rumex vesicarius and Mossman River grass Cenchrus echinatus, have become established.

    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

  • Government sponsored "conservation" farming strategies are still encouraging introduction of exotic fodder plants, principally buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) in the Desert Uplands part of this ecoregion to increase productivity.

    Mitchell grass downs

  • At the northwest side of the island, at least, the most abundant species are Cenchrus echinatus, Sida rhombifolia, and Corchorus aestuans.

    Clipperton Island shrub and grasslands

  • The dominant grasses are Cenchrus ciliaris, Digitaria milanjiana, Eragrostis spp., and Dichanthium papillosum.

    Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands

  • The combination of bulldozing and introduction of exotic pasture, particularly buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris), has been shown to significantly reduce floristic diversity of Brigalow Belt Communities.

    Brigalow tropical savanna

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