Definition of danthonia in English:

danthonia

Line breaks: dan|tho¦nia
Pronunciation: /danˈθəʊnɪə
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
A widely distributed tufted grass that grows on poor soils and is of low palatability to grazing animals.
  • Genus Danthonia, family Gramineae
More example sentences
  • We examined the field distribution of Danthonia spicata infected and uninfected by the epiphytic fungus Atkinsonella hypoxylon relative to soil resource levels.
  • The Danthonia was decimated by the corellas this year. The mothers just pulled up all the new growth by the 1,000's when plowing the paddocks.
  • In dry, open, lowland situations, the hairy and ringed Danthonias, D. pilosa and D. semiannularis, are common.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Étienne Danthoine, 19th-century French botanist.

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