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Themeda triandra (red grass; kangaroo grass)

Synonyms: Andropogon tenuipedicellatus; Anthistiria argentea; Anthistiria australis; 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 forsskalii; Anthistiria glauca; Anthistiria imberbis; Anthistiria imberbis var. argentea; Anthistiria imberbis var. burchellii; Anthistiria imberbis var. mollicoma; Anthistiria imberbis var. roylei; Anthistiria japonica; Anthistiria paleacea; Anthistiria polystachya; Anthistiria puberula; Anthistiria punctata; Anthistiria subglabra; Anthistiria syriaca; Anthistiria vulgaris; Apluda imberbis; Calamina imberbis; Stipa arguens var. japonica; Stipa paleacea; Themeda australis; 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 grass widespread in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Pacific. In Australia it is commonly known as kangaroo grass, in East and South Africa it is known as "red oat grass" or red grass, in Afrikaans, rooigras. The species has a tuffted habit and can reach up to 1.5 m tall and 0.5 m across. It flowers in summer producing large red-brown spikelets on branched stems. The young growth is palatable to stock.
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Attributes

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

Ecosystems

Predators

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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Govaerts R., 2006-10-24, in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 2Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 3Who's Eating Who 4Antidorcas marsupialis, James W. Cain III, Paul R. Krausman, and Heather L. Germaine, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 753, pp. 1–7 (2004) 5Co-existence and niche segregation of three small bovid species in southern Mozambique, Herbert H.T. Prins, Willem F. de Boer, Herman van Oeveren, Augusto Correia, Jorge Mafuca and Han Olff, 2006 East African Wild Life Society, Afr. J. Ecol., 44, 186–198 6"Food preference data by faecal analysis for African Plains ungulates.", STEWART, D. R. M.; STEWART, J., Zoologica Africana 1970 Vol. 5 No. 1 pp. 115-129 7Equus zebra, B. L. Penzhorn, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 314, pp. 1-7 (1988) 8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 9Food 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) 10Species Profile and Threats Database, Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities 11Sighting frequency and food habits of the leopard tortoise, Geochelone pardalis, in northern Tanzania, J. Kabigumila, Afr. J. Ecol., 39, 276-285 (2001) 12Forage 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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Institution information provided by Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food - February 2013