Spinifex

• (n.) A genus of chiefly Australian grasses, the seeds of which bear an elastic spine. S. hirsutus (black grass) and S. longifolius are useful as sand binders. S. paradoxusis a valuable perennial fodder plant. Also, a plant of this genus. • (n.) Any of several Australian grasses of the genus Tricuspis, which often form dense, almost impa...
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Spinifex

[genus] Spinifex is a genus of perennial coastal grasses. They are one of the most common plants that grow in sand dunes along the coasts of Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. As they help stabilise the sand, these grasses are an important part of the entire sand dune ecosystem. Of the four species three are indigenous to Australia a...
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Spinifex

Spin'i·fex noun [ New Latin ; Latin spina spine + facere to make.] 1. (Botany) A genus of chiefly Australian grasses, the seeds of which bear an elastic spine. S. hirsutus (black grass) and S. longifolius are useful as sand binders. S. paradoxus is a ...
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Spinifex

Spinifex (Porcupine Grass, Triodia irritans) is a coarse Australian grass growing in tufts to around one metre high.
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spinifex

Spiny grass chiefly found in Australia, growing on the coastal sand dunes. It is often planted to bind sand along the seashore. The term also refers to porcupine grass, any of a group of spiny-leaved, tussock-forming grasses of inland Australia. (Genus Spinifex; porcupine grass genus Triodia.)
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