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  • Higrophilus species such as Paspalum lilloi with Habenaria bractescens (orchid) and Dickya sp. form grasslands in the wettest areas close to the falls.

    Iguazú National Park, Argentina

  • Splendid results have been obtained by sowing artificial grasses, such as Paspalum dilatatum, Rhodes, Prairie, Guinea, and Giant Couch grasses.

    Australia, The Dairy Country

  • Paspalum pulchellum, Tonina fluviatilis and Utricularia subulata and in drier areas the grasses Fimbristylis paradoxa and Declieuxia fruticosa with palm thickets Acoelorraphe wrightii and Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis, 20-25 m tall.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • The absence of grazing is causing management problems as vegetation, principally Paspalum distichum, a perennial amphibious grass, blocks up the channels.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • The youngest vegetation, lying along the river margin, is dominated by tall grasses such as Gynerium sagittatum, Paspalum repens, and Echinocloa polystachya.

    Monte Alegre varzea

  • Large grasses found on the flooded savanna include Echinochloa polystachya, E. spectabilis, Hymenachne amplexicaulis and H. donacifolia, Leersia hexandra, Paspalum platyaxix, Luziola spruceana, Panicum elephantipes, Paspalum fasciculatum, and various species of Oryza.

    Gurupa varzea

  • The youngest vegetation is dominated by the grasses Gynerium sagittatum, Paspalum repens, and Echinocloa polystachya.

    Iquitos varzea

  • Little bluestem – brownseed paspalum (S. scoparium-Paspalum plicatulum) prairie is associated with Fayette Prairie alfisols.

    Texas blackland prairies

  • These savannas include the following species: Anoxopus canescens, Bowdichia virgilioides, Curatella americana, Leptocoryphium lanatum, Paspalum sp., and Trachypogon plumus.

    La Costa xeric shrublands

  • Seasonally-flooded grassland is typically composed of Paspalum arbiculare and Echinochloa.

    Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

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