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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Paniceae.


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  • The solid-stemmed bamboo Oxytenanthera abyssinica is prominent in the western river valleys of Ethiopia, and dominant grasses include tall species of Hyparrhenia, Cymbopogon, Echinochloa, Sorghum, and Pennisetum.

    East Sudanian savanna

  • Predominant grassland species include perennials such as Vossia cuspidata, Echinochloa stagnina, Jardinea congoensis, Setaria anceps, Hyparrhenia rufa, and Eragrostis sp., their distributions depending on the duration and depth of seasonal flooding.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • Grassland types include hydrophilous grassland on sandy riverine soils dominated by Acroceras macrum and Ischaemum arcuatum; high-lying grasslands on sand, a diverse fire-subclimax community, palm-veld with Hyphaene coriacea and Phoenix reclinata, another fire-subclimax community; Echinochloa floodplain grassland; and low-lying grasslands on clay.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • 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

  • Grasses belonging to the genera Acrocera, Echinochloa, Leersia, Oryza, Phragmites, Typha and Vossia, together with Cyperus papyrus dominate most of these wetlands Herbaceous freshwater swamps and aquatic vegetation are also common.

    Zambezian flooded grasslands

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

    Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

  • Herbs include Mimosa pigra, Echinochloa colonum and Aeschynomene spp.; grasses include Oryza longistemma, Echinochloa stagnina and Vossia cuspidata.

    Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal

  • Wild rice (Oryza longistaminata) and Echinochloa pyramidalis grasslands dominate the seasonally inundated floodplains.

    Saharan flooded grasslands

  • Behind these levees the canarana exist with open lakes that swell and retract according to the flood cycle and host large grasses such as species in the genera Echinochloa and Hymenachne.

    Monte Alegre varzea

  • The southern half of the delta is low-lying floodplain with grasses such as Acroceras amplectens, Echinochloa pyramidalis, E. stagnina, and Eragrostis atroviriens.

    Inner Niger Delta flooded savanna


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