Spinifex hirsutus
Spinifex Spin"i*fex, n. [NL.; L. spina spine + facere to make.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of chiefly Australian grasses, the seeds of which bear an elastic spine. {Spinifex hirsutus} (black grass) and {Spinifex longifolius} are useful as sand binders. {Spinifex paradoxus}is a valuable perennial fodder plant. Also, a plant of this genus. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Any of several Australian grasses of the genus {Tricuspis}, which often form dense, almost impassable growth, their leaves being stiff and sharp-pointed. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Spinifex hirsutus — ID 80113 Symbol Key SPHI2 Common Name hairy spinifex Family Poaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Spinifex hirsutus Labill. — Symbol SPHI2 Common Name hairy spinifex Botanical Family Poaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Spinifex — longifolius Systematik Monokotyledonen Commeliniden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spinifex — Spin i*fex, n. [NL.; L. spina spine + facere to make.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of chiefly Australian grasses, the seeds of which bear an elastic spine. {Spinifex hirsutus} (black grass) and {Spinifex longifolius} are useful as sand binders. {Spinifex… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinifex longifolius — Spinifex Spin i*fex, n. [NL.; L. spina spine + facere to make.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of chiefly Australian grasses, the seeds of which bear an elastic spine. {Spinifex hirsutus} (black grass) and {Spinifex longifolius} are useful as sand binders.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinifex paradoxus — Spinifex Spin i*fex, n. [NL.; L. spina spine + facere to make.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of chiefly Australian grasses, the seeds of which bear an elastic spine. {Spinifex hirsutus} (black grass) and {Spinifex longifolius} are useful as sand binders.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinifex (genre) — Spinifex …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spinifex —   Spinifex …   Wikipedia Español

  • Spinifex — Ver texto Spinifex es un género de plantas de la familia de las Poaceas, orden Poales, subclase Liliidae, clase Liliopsida, división Magnoliophyta. ● Spinifex sericeus ● Spinifex hirsutus Labill …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • spiny rolling grass — noun : an Australian grass (Spinifex hirsutus) with long creeping stems that root freely at the joints and thus of value as a sand binder …   Useful english dictionary

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