- Agriculture, Forestry & Soils
- Field crops, grasses, plant fibers, spices, tree crops, herbs
- Bermuda grass
Burton, Glenn W. Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Tifton, Georgia.
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Any of a group of long-lived perennial grasses in the genus Cynodon (particularly C. dactylon) that originated in Africa. It is believed that Spanish explorers in the early 1500s unintentionally brought the first common Bermuda grass seeds to the Western Hemisphere with the hay that fed their horses. The weedy common type, C. dactylon (the type species), can now be found throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. See also: Cyperales; Grass crops; Poales
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