Short Communication:

Response of Cymbopogon validus tillers to three clipping frequencies.

  • Shackleton S.E.
  • Mentis M.T.


The response of tagged Cymbopogon validus tillers to three clipping frequencies indicated that this species is intolerant of severe and frequent defoliation. This could account for its decreased abundance in heavily-grazed areas in and around Mkambati Game Reserve, Transkei.Language: English

Keywords: abundance; clipping; Cymbopogon validus; Defoliation; frequency; mkambati game reserve; Mortality; response; south africa; Tillers; Transkei


Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1727-9380
print ISSN: 1022-0119