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  • Themeda triandra

    Themeda triandra

    Common Names: Kangaroo grass

    Derivation of the name:

    Themeda: Somewhat obscure.One idea is that it is from the Arabic word thaemed, which means a depression in which water lies after rain, subsequently drying in summer. Other suggestions are that it comes from Arabic, thaemed, little water, possibly referring to water storage cells on the upper surface of the leaves or to the habitat in Yemen where the Themeda ‘type specimen’ was collected

    triandra: from the Greek words treis (three) and aner (man), meaning ‘with three stamens’,