It is a leafy, palatable, perennial tussock grass. In South Africa it occurs in the 250-650 mm rainfall
areas, most common in the 350 mm area.
Widely distributed in Africa on sandy subtropical soils.
From South to East Africa to the North in Sudan and Iran.
It is very palatable and is sought by domestic animals and wildlife. Fire has little adverse effect on
regrowth; it stimulates seed production in South Africa. It can stand some grazing, but during severe
grazing tillers can be pulled from the ground.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS