On grazed, patterns of photosynthate production and growth as dictated, by seasonal conditions and, possibly, by the ‘leakiness’, of the bundle sheath (Ingram and Adams 2005). Effects of long-term vegetation management on, remnant grassy forests and anthropogenic native grasslands in, south-eastern Australia. and root studies are a case in point. 1961. Themeda triandra is a perennial tussock grass endemic to Africa, Australia and Asia. A. compound from smoke that promotes seed germination. In some cases, seeds are lost, not to, predation, but are destroyed while still present on the plant, (Woodland 1964, McDougall 1989). 1960. It is of critical importance in supporting local, Themeda triandra is a perennial tussock grass endemic to Africa, Australia and Asia. and microclimate. Effects of atmospheric CO, concentration and defoliation on the growth of, Wand SJE, Midgely GF, Musil CF. 1995. Ruppert JC, Holm A, Miehe S, Muldavin E, Snyman HA, Wesche, K, Lindstadter A. South Africa: Central News Agency. grass (in terms of its impact on neighbouring plants), and that it responds relatively poorly to competition from, neighbouring plants (Fynn et al. native tallgrass pasture at Katherine, N.T. 1965. The nutritive value of herbage in semi-arid lands, Karunaichamy KSTK, Paliwal K. 1993. Transpiration, and water-use efficiency in response to water stress in. Physiological and growth, Wand SJE, Midgely GF, Stock WD. 1990a. 1991. Other studies have recorded similar, results (Peddie 1995, Kirkman 1999, van der Westhuizen, studies where various grazing treatments were undertaken, using both cattle and sheep, over a period of five years, 22% to 18% under sheep grazing, whereas under cattle, (Kirkman 2002a). Aegypt.-Arab. Proceedings of the Annual Congresses of the Grassland, populations from southern Africa in response, Proceedings of the Annual Congresses of the, grassland: estimates of phytomass and root element, Rangelands in the new millenium: proceed-, tillers in relation to burning in the Natal. Booysen et al. Some aspects of the ecology of. Perth: University of Western Australia Press. John Bews, a noted botanist, in the early part of the twentieth century, drew attention, of sub-Saharan Africa and also noted its importance, in Australia (Bews 1929). Defoliation over last half of growing season, during wilting – little effect on growth the following, Full growing season rest if defoliated when, grazing and will reduce the production for the next, Grazing had a negative impact on root growth and. Tieszen and Boutton (1988) also, found a similar increase immediately after rain, followed, variable and exhibited little correlation with seasonal. Analysis of historical climatic data showed that weather conditions normally allowed Sorghum spp. 2005. spreads significant distances by means of rhizomes. Themeda triandra Forssk. However, not all studies have observed such a poor reaction, to fertiliser. The effect of defolia-, tion and moisture stress on the productivity of, Congresses of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa, Opperman DPJ, Human JJ, Viljoen MF. Hack. In northern Monsoon Tallgrass communities, viable tillers produced new tillers with the onset of monsoon, rains (Mott 1986). Within these regions it is found across a broad range of climates, geological substrates and ecosystems. Do, grasslands have a memory: modeling phytomass production of a. Wikramanayake ED, Dinerstein E, Loucks C, Olson D, Morrison J, of the Indo-Pacific: a conservation assessment. Terms & Conditions of access and use can be found at. recruitment after fire is rare (Morgan 1999). This, likely makes it vulnerable to change, and may explain its, rapid disappearance under changing conditions, such as, selective grazing pressure or lack of fire. Wand SJE, Midgely GF. The removal of various combinations of the awn, callus, lemma and glumes significantly improved germination, (Martin 1975, Hagon 1976, Mott 1978, Sindel et al. Root growth is initiated, with the onset of increased soil water from spring and/, or summer rainfall and higher temperatures (Groves, increase root length and mass under conditions of water, stress, and also during reproductive growth (Oosthuizen, rooted species (Snyman 2009a). Here, we demystify TOGGB restoration myths to promote a positive agenda to increase the likelihood of success of ambitious landscape-scale restoration goals of non-forest ecosystems. The influence of grazing on seed. Golden flower spikes Sep-Mar. 1982, Jacobs and Chapman 1984). Reserve carbon and photosynthesis: their, Danckwerts JE, Aucamp AJ. 2006). Patterns of shoot growth. Tropical and subtropical woodlands. Themeda triandra is a perennial tussock-forming grass widespread in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Pacific. It has been argued that roots are, affected to a greater extent by defoliation than stem or leaf, material, because photosynthate is reallocated from roots, to aboveground production to compensate for the material, biennial fire regimes than when infrequently or not burnt. It produces spear-shaped seeds that are activated by water, either through increased humidity or when it rains. McNaughton SJ. It appears that competitive abilities of. these N-compounds also end up in water-soluble proteins, which can act as a growth reserve for a few days and can, recover to levels greater than undefoliated controls in both, crown and leaves within one day of defoliation (Oosthuizen, and Snyman 2003a, 2004). 1995. These, to 95% of incident radiation is reflected or absorbed (Lock, and Milburn 1970) and results in reduced soil temperatures, (O’Connor 1996, 1997) leading to the conservation of soil, The use of herbicides to reduce competition doesn’t, appear to increase seedling establishment (McDougall, 1989) and, in some cases, has a significantly negative. The effect of severe drought, and management after drought on the mortality and recovery. 1993), the hygroscopic nature of the awn results in, the seed twisting and untwisting, and burying itself into the, ground (Lock and Milburn 1970, Sindel et al, al. By contrast, O’Connor (2005), livestock grazing pressure in favour of more grazing tolerant. Morris et al. impact on good grazing management in three ways. 1019. The effect of past grazing, Rabie JW. in the montane grasslands of South Africa. Snyman HA. Residual effects on vigour. The authors have attempted to both, review and fit the published research into the bigger ecolog-, is that by listing a number of potential areas for research, that we can point out areas where holes in our current, knowledge exist, enabling current and future researchers to, apply their efforts in obtaining a more comprehensive and, complete picture of this extremely economically and ecolog-, Adams KM. In support of this, Opperman. 2003) and other nutrients present (Ben-Shahar 1993, Ingram. occurs. This delay in elonga-, tion increased with increasing severity and frequency of, defoliation (Danckwerts 1984, 1989). Ghebrehiwot HM, Kulkarni MG, Kirkman KP, van Staden J. 1954. The historical focus in research and policy on forest restoration and temperate ecosystems has created misunderstandings for the restoration of tropical and subtropical old-growth grassy biomes (TOGGB). 1985, Tomlinson and O’Connor 2005), but it appears to depend on. Stable isotope, natural abundance of soil, plants and soil invertebrates in an, Norman MJT. 2006). nutrients (Staples 1926, Cass et al. Themeda triandra. 2001. 1996, Wilsey et al. as moderately shade tolerant relative to a range. 1985. India 7: 211. . and Regional Survey Technical Paper no. Restoring soil and thereby environmental function provides the necessary base for an ecological pyramid. It was more widespread prior to European settlement; it is very susceptible to overgrazing and has been replaced by Black Speargrass (Heteropogon contortus) owing to a combination of fire and grazing. pp, Forssk. A. functional-structural model for growth of clonal bunchgrasses. 1969. Management of Themeda triandra grasslands, All figure content in this area was uploaded by H.A. The influence of nitrate and, ammonia on the photosynthetic and photorespiratory activity. Plants, from the drier, inland areas have been shown to be insensi-, tive to vernalisation (Evans and Knox 1969), which suggests, that plants may be responding to soil water rather than, temperature in order to flower. For example, no seedlings survived after, three years of grazing by kangaroos and livestock, whereas, rabbits had no effect on seedling survival (Allcock and Hik, Though often only rarely mentioned in grazing and defoli-, growth is stimulated by grazing/defoliation (or ‘compensa-, tory growth’) is not clear (McNaughton 1983a, Wallace et, al. 1963, Danckwerts and, An important morphological characteristic of. MSc thesis, University of Potchefstroom, South Africa. appear to rely more on vegetative reproduction (tillering), while those from more arid areas rely more on reproduc-, tion by seed (van Rensburg 2003). defoliation in a semi-arid climate of South Africa. Influence of land use on pgytomass, accumulation in Highland Sourveld grassland in the southern. unshaded) between 13% and 61% of seed germinated, with the remainder either having decayed before emerging. The grasses and pastures of South Africa. wildlife and livestock production, and consequently rural livelihoods. transpi-. In an extensively grazed, ecosystem over a 27-month period Ingram (2001) found little, difference in the concentration or content of either N or P as, a result of grazing, and in those instances where significant, differences occurred they were unlikely to be of biological, importance. Palghat Dist. 1980. of three perennial pasture and rangeland grasses. Decision on what activities and projects to permit should be based on what is physically and financially fixable on current knowledge. native grasses in Victoria - a set of compilation notes. In swards of both Themeda australis and Sorghum spp. Available, at http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/AGRICULT/AGP/, AGPC/doc/Counprof/southpacific/png.htm#5.1.1%20%20. MSc thesis, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, de Jager JM, Opperman DPJ, Booysen J. At a CO. various plant components, as well as total shoot dry mass, (Wand et al. These negative impacts include a decline in, 2002), tiller extension (Twine et al. The very compact habit coupled with interestingly textured foliage, seed heads and flowers of this iconic Australian native grass are its defining features. Covers ranges, e.g., a global range, or a narrower one; may be biogeographical, political or other (e.g., managed areas like conservencies); endemism; native or exotic. Plant and sward response. Pages. 1996, Wilsey et al. It was also noted that although both RCPs had more MSDs when compared to the base period, there were larger differences observed under RCP 8.5. Snyman HA. 1981, Moore 1989, Snyman 2005a, 2005b, 2009a). Snyman HA. 1966. Newly, to that associated with the initial carboxylation pathway. Although judgement and opinion may be necessary for setting decision thresholds in circumstances where appropriate data are lacking, a failure to use structured processes for obtaining, analysing and presenting these can result in contentious, unsubstantiated thresholds. It can also grow on a wide range of other soils, including loose sa… four-times greater than in control plants (Wallace et al. Competition and. Controls imposed on the process in a sub-humid, du Toit JCO. In a montane grassland, in South Africa, high predation of seeds (70–80%) and low, viability (37% in 15-month-old seeds) contributed to poor, compared with the aboveground vegetation (, (Everson et al. Because it is widespread across these areas it has great economic and ecological value, as it is a relatively palatable species across most of its range. Mpiti-Shakhane LM, Kanama-Phiri GY, Odenya WO, Banda JW. Conservation decision thresholds have most often been described within the context of triggering management actions necessary to maintain an ecological system within a desired state. 1981. Előfordulása. Many of these studies have been, to various management factors such as grazing, is one of the most ecologically and economi-, ploidy levels appear to be associated with, is an extremely important species wherever it, Various studies involving grazing, defoliation and burning of, grasslands, and the authors grazing recommendations so as, Burning in wet season was detrimental to the quantity, Grazing in mid-winter resulted in an increase in basal, Continuous defoliation resulted in a significant decrease, Tillers grew most efficiently during spring and early, Grazing earlier in the year resulted in an increase in, Grazing during autumn and winter may impact on it’s, A single season of rest is required to restore the vigour, If grazed during the dry period only senescent material, Defoliation in first half of growing season when, Grazing in only winter resulted in an increase in the, burnt during August was vulnerable to early, Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern, The Kew plant glossary: an illustrated dictionary, The world’s grasses: their differentiation, distri-, Journal of the Grassland Society of South Africa, tillers in the false Thornveld of the Eastern, . Dube and, to 50 mm (representing heavily grazed plants) had much, greater tiller mortality (65%) than plants cut to either, 100 mm (representing lightly grazed plants; 13–47%, mortality) or uncut plants (35% mortality). Similar. Andropogon tenuipedicellatus Steud. The influence of various types and frequencies, of rest on the production and condition of sourveld grazed by. This is likely to be influenced by, timing of burns, as well as burn frequency, with frequency. Gibbs Russell GE, Watson L, Koekemoer M, Smook L, Barker NP, Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa. These data were collected with oesophageally. Danckwerts and Stuart-Hill 1988, Mitchell and Wilcox 1994, Paliwal and Manoharan 1997, McIvor et al. Available at http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/, DePuit EJ. schedules of grazing and resting. While fire temperatures will vary, depending on fuel load, type of fire (head or back fire), and, other factors, typically, surface temperatures can range. 1993). 2003). var. Nair, Fl. The area is known for its high biodiversity, unique vegetation habitat types and natural beauty. 2006. . pp 215–257. (autumn) if soil water became favourable. or emerging and then dying (O’Connor 1997). fire on germination in five common veld grasses. The purple-red flowers are most attractive from September to June. have different temperature requirements (Groves 1975, Baxter et al. Gordon 1990) into the production of new foliage material. 486. Wetland Status. 1986. PV outputs included maximum dry matter production (DMPmax), the date of occurrence of DMPmax (Dtp) and the number of moisture stress days (MSD). According to Fynn et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Patterns of seedling, emergence over 5 years from seed of 38 species placed on the, soil surface under shade and full sunlight in the seasonally dry, Ghebrehiwot HM, Fynn RWS, Morris C, Kirkman KP. ), and management: Australian perspectives and intercontinental, McNaughton SJ. Adaptive strategies of, Booysen PdeV, Tainton NM, Scott JD. 2005. Written by John Petheram and B. Kok; Photography by E. Bartlett-Torr T. triandra is generally considered the most important grass in sub-Saharan African rangelands due to its widespread abundance and palatability. pp 544–672. In terms of grazing capacity, both RCPs revealed that more land will be needed per animal for sustainable farming. In both greenhouse (McNaughton 1992) and field experi-, ments (Everson et al. It was suggested that active monitoring and good rangeland improvement techniques be utilised by livestock farmers to ensure a good rangeland condition with adequate food supply for livestock. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. The effect of fire on forage. Pl. 1992. It, is also possible that an important reason for increased, et al. 1971. Rangelands are an important resource for a stock farmer as it provides a cheap food source for the livestock midst it is in a good condition. Hodgkinson et, al. The effects of moisture stress on. 2002b. Estimates. 1993. 1988; Ramach. 2004. Vorster and Visagie (1972) and Snyman and, van der Westhuizen (2012) reported great success with, including seed-bearing inflorescences, over disturbed, areas in semi-arid climates. Andropogon distachyos, Tetrapogon villosus, Themeda triandra and Agropyron desertorum were clipped to 1.5 cm at 3 or 6 wk intervals and soil moisture was kept near field capacity. The accuracy of the Content should not be relied upon and should be independently verified with primary sources of information. 1990. MSc (Agric) thesis, University of the, Ndawula-Senyimba MS. 1972. 1994; Subram., Fl. Within these regions it is found across a broad range of climates, geological substrates and ecosystems. PUTU VELD (PV) was used to simulate rangeland production for the base and future time periods. 1993. Taxonomic revisions, nomenclatural references:. influencing its competitiveness, productivity and survival. synonyms for the same species. an unplanned fire in a semi-arid rangeland of South Africa. Five years of succes-, Belsky AJ. 2001. Growth and defoliation of veld and pasture, Tainton NM, Booysen PdeV. Domin Themeda triandra var. 1992. In the farm trial, SLG, which theoretically causes high frequency, low severity defoliation, reduced bare ground cover and increased vegetation greenness with increasing defoliation intensity on nutrient-rich soils. Silent Valley 366. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. comm.). 1975. Division of Land Research. Grasslands in South Africa agriculture. 1996. Red grass (Themeda triandra) Description Red grass reaches a length of up to 1.5 m with leaf blades of 8 mm. Hatch GP, Tainton NM. AVH is a collaborative project of the state, Commonwealth and territory herbaria, developed under the auspices of the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH), representing the major Australian collections. McIvor JG, Howden SM. PhD thesis, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Fouché HJ, de Jager JM, Booysen J. Mean temperatures, 10–20 mm below the soil surface are rarely raised greater. and Gordon 1990, Oosthuizen and Snyman 2003a). 1970), most likely reflecting the retranslocation of. On a more localised, abundant in the midslope positions of a catenal sequence, ranging from shallow soils, dominated by short grass, species, through deeper midslope soils to deep bottomland. Root studies on grass species in a semi-arid. 2002a. Populations in humid environments. 1993). fertilization, watering and clipping responses. 1984. 1985. Compensatory plant growth as a response, McNaughton SJ. Downing and Marshall 1983, Paliwal and Manoharan 1997. 1972. India, New Guinea and the Middle East (Bokhari et al. 1998. 1993). 2010. the simple uptake of inorganic N (mycorrhizal uptake of N, access to fixed-N) contributed to observed, there is little additional evidence to support this hypothesis, (Ingram and Adams 2005). However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement (what happens when the organism is removed). 1992, O’Connor, 1991a). As Themeda triandra hispida and T. triandra punctata. Annual seed production of. Amory and Cresswell, conditions of high N (up to 400 ppm) inorganic N was utilised, more efficiently, but this happened in conjunction with an, productivity. In a pot experiment Groves et al. With the release of the seed from the raceme, the seed, falls to the ground, callus first and lodges itself into the soil, (Lock and Milburn 1970), provided that the soil conditions, are suitable. Any opinions and views expressed in this publication are the opinions and views of, Join ResearchGate to discover and stay up-to-date with the latest research from leading experts in, Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. Type. Different levels, different environments, where patterns or responses of. expected to have a greater impact with decreasing rainfall. 1984. et al., Bot. 1985. It keeps growing during the warm and cool seasons in the subtropics, which is an exception among andropogonoid grasses (Tothill, 1992). As a, general rule, temperatures between 15 and 35, required for germination (Lock and Milburn 1970, Hagon, although, again, it does appear that local variants will. 1992). N, Palmer AR, Milton SJ, Kirkman KP, Kerley GIH, Hurt CR, of the VIIth International Rangeland Congress, 26 July – 1 August, Stoltz CW, Danckwerts JE. Grasses of the eastern Free State: their descrip-. Soil temperature and seed burial in relation to the. Partitioning, storage and, Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa, Danckwerts JE, Nel LO. Themeda triandra is a perennial tussock grass endemic to Africa, Australia and Asia. Morphological adaptations, in response to arid conditions include thin, narrow leaves, leading to a reduction in the leaf area available to absorb, radiation (Kozlowski and Pallardy 1997), a greater number, of stomata (up to eight times) on the lower leaf surface, relative to the upper surface (Hesla et al. Pietermarizburg: Shuter and Shooter. Grassland biome. Awn length varied considerably (mean: 41.4–63.2 mm; SD: 3.44–8.99), but tended to increase (r = 0.426, p = 0.099) not decline, with increasing MAP. Grassland and pasture crops. O’Connor (1996) noted that without the, addition of seed there was little recruitment in a, grassland, but if viable seeds were present, then physical, factors (i.e. Notes. 1995, Anderson and Hodgkinson 1999). Danckwerts JE. summarise and synthesis work previously undertaken and identify areas where further research is required. Pl. 2001. Soil factors influencing the, distribution of the grassland types and their utilization by wild. under different defoliation regimes (Berendse et al. Andropogon tenuipedicellatus Steud. 1997). In: Rundel PW, Ehleringer JR, Nagy, Tomlinson KW, Dominy JG, Hearne JW, O’Connor TG. The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. 1998. 2005a, 2005b, Raitt 2005, Mopipi 2012). Other studies have observed similar, results in regards to shading (Downing and Marshall 1980), with leaves with a greater specific leaf area produced in, response to shading. The influence of defoliation, on carbohydrate status and nutritive value of perennial veld. General description of the sites where the species is found (ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat). in two savanna grasslands: a plant’s eye view. Influence of period of deferment, before stocking spring-burnt sourveld on sheep performance and, Baxter BJM, van Staden J, Granger JE. Using two stages of elicitation and modelling, the resulting conservation value states were found to be consistent and predictable, correlated with known paddock-level disturbance history and congruent with prior condition states that define an endangered grassland ecosystem. 1985, Snyman, 2004a). in degraded pastures of central western New South Wales. How can net. Losses of nitrogen on burning, Novellie PA, Bezuidenhout H. 1994. biodiversity, ecosystem services and human livelihoods in woodlands, savannas and grasslands worldwide. An extremely widely distributed species, occurring throughout Australia. 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