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Themeda triandra (red grass; kangaroo grass)

Synonyms: Andropogon ciliatus; Andropogon tenuipedicellatus; Anthistiria argentea; Anthistiria arguens f. japonica; Anthistiria arguens var. japonica; Anthistiria australis; Anthistiria barbata; Anthistiria brachyantha; Anthistiria caespitosa; Anthistiria ciliata; Anthistiria ciliata var. brachyantha; Anthistiria ciliata var. burchellii; Anthistiria ciliata var. mollicoma; Anthistiria ciliata var. syriaca; Anthistiria cuspidata; Anthistiria depauperata; Anthistiria desfontainii; Anthistiria forskalii; Anthistiria glauca; Anthistiria imberbis; Anthistiria imberbis var. argentea; Anthistiria imberbis var. burchellii; Anthistiria imberbis var. mollicoma; Anthistiria imberbis var. roylei; Anthistiria imberbis var. vulgaris; Anthistiria japonica; Anthistiria paleacea; Anthistiria polystachya; Anthistiria puberula; Anthistiria punctata; Anthistiria subglabra; Anthistiria syriaca; Anthistiria vulgaris; Apluda barbata; Apluda imberbis; Calamina imberbis; Stipa paleacea; Themeda australis; Themeda barbata; Themeda barbinodis; Themeda brachyantha; Themeda forskalii; Themeda forskalii var. argentea; Themeda forskalii var. burchellii; Themeda forskalii var. glauca; Themeda forskalii var. imberbis; Themeda forskalii var. major; Themeda forskalii var. mollissima; Themeda forskalii var. paleacea; Themeda forskalii var. vulgaris; Themeda glauca; Themeda imberbis; Themeda japonica; Themeda japonica var. viridiflora; Themeda polygama; Themeda triandra subsp. japonica; Themeda triandra var. brachyantha; Themeda triandra var. bracteosa; Themeda triandra var. burchellii; Themeda triandra var. glauca; Themeda triandra var. hispida; Themeda triandra var. imberbis; Themeda triandra var. japonica; Themeda triandra var. punctata; Themeda triandra var. sublaevigata; Themeda triandra var. syriaca; Themeda triandra var. trachyspathea; Themeda triandra var. vulgaris

Wikipedia Abstract

Themeda triandra is a perennial tussock-forming grass widespread in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Pacific. In Australia it is commonly known as kangaroo grass. In eastern and South Africa it is known as red grass and red oat grass, rooigras in Afrikaans.
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Structure [1]  Grass

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Fernkloof Nature Reserve 3417 Western Cape, South Africa
Fitzgerald River National Park II 732417 Western Australia, Australia
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Mount Kulal Biosphere Reserve 1729738 Kenya  
Purnululu National Park II 604999 Western Australia, Australia



Aclerda constricta[2]
Aepyceros melampus (impala)[3]
Antidorcas marsupialis (springbok)[4]
Brevennia rehi (tuttle mealybug)[2]
Capricornis thar (Himalayan serow)[5]
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)[6]
Connochaetes taurinus (blue wildebeest)[3]
Equus quagga (quagga)[3]
Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra)[7]
Equus zebra (mountain zebra)[8]
Erium pygmaeum[2]
Euplectes jacksoni (Jackson's Widowbird)[9]
Euplectes progne (Long-tailed Widowbird)[9]
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica)[10]
Geitoneura klugii (Common Xenica)[10]
Heteronympha merope (Common brown butterfly)[10]
Heteronympha penelope[10]
Hippopotamus amphibius (hippopotamus)[11]
Hypocysta adiante <Unverified Name>[10]
Mycalesis perseus[10]
Mycalesis sirius[10]
Mycalesis terminus[10]
Natalensia nana[2]
Neohesperilla senta (Senta Skipper)[10]
Neotragus moschatus (suni)[6]
Ocybadistes hypomeloma (Pale Orange Dart)[10]
Ourebia ourebi (oribi)[12]
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)[3]
Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby)[13]
Pseudococcus masakensis[2]
Rhizoecus angustus[2]
Rhizoecus globosus[2]
Saccostomus mearnsi (Mearns's pouched mouse)[14]
Stigmochelys pardalis (Leopard Tortoise)[15]
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)[6]
Syncerus caffer (African buffalo)[16]
Tridiscus stenosomus[2]
Trionymus hypoestis[2]
Trionymus longissimus[2]
Trionymus prolatus[2]
Trionymus themedae[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault




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8Equus zebra, B. L. Penzhorn, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 314, pp. 1-7 (1988)
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11C. R. Field (1970) A Study of the Feeding Habits of the Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius Linn.) in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, With Some Management Implications, Zoologica Africana, 5:1, 71-86,
12Food preferences of oribi Ourebia ourebi in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, B.K. REILLY, G.K. THERON and J. DU P. BOTHMA, Koedoe 33(1): 55-61 (1990)
13Species Profile and Threats Database, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
14Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
15Sighting frequency and food habits of the leopard tortoise, Geochelone pardalis, in northern Tanzania, J. Kabigumila, Afr. J. Ecol., 39, 276-285 (2001)
16Forage selection by African buffalo in the late dry season in two landscapes, Valerio A. Macandza, Norman Owen-Smith & Paul C. Cross, South African Journal of Wildlife Research 34(2): 113–121 (October 2004)
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