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Andropogon gayanus var. bisquamulatus

Common Name(s): Gamba grass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Annual/Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=90° (F)    Opt.Max=82° (F)
Opt.Min=72° (F)    Abs.Min=61° (F)
Precipitation: 30 to 55 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 4.5 to 5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy to heavy black clays
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Short day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Thrives in areas with long dry season. Very drought resistant. Frost tolerant.
Crop not found in disease search.
Animal Food - forage
Tropical-rainy, steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Northeastern tropical Africa, Western Tropical Africa, West central Tropical Africa
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