Distichlis spicata

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Biology

adapted to saline areas

Classification and nomenclature

Two varieties are distinguished.

  • var. spicata
    • coastal salt grass, seashore salt grass
  • var. stricta (Torr.) Scribn. (1894)
    • desert salt grass, inland salt grass, interior salt grass


Distribution area and domestication

Australia (Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia), Spain and South-West USA

History

This species has been bred and cultivars released in the 2000s, in particular by the NyPa™ company.

Main uses

  • forage and turf grass


Other informations

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Main references

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Links

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External



link to NyPa™ (forage)

link to NyPa™ (turf)

link to IPNI page

link to GRIN page