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Queensland blue grass (Dichanthium sericeum)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Common names 
D. sericeum subsp. sericeum - Queensland Blue grass, slender bluegrass.
D. sericeum subsp. humilius - annual bluegrass.
D. sericeum subsp. polystachyum - tassel bluegrass : silky bluegrass
Synonyms 
Dichanthium affine (R. Br.) A. Camus, Andropogon affinis R. Br., Andropogon sericeus R. Br
Related feed(s) 
Description 
An important grass of arid areas of NE Australia. Fairly high yielding.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
One of the most palatable of Australian local grasses.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
References
Datasheet citation 

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