Conclusions: The high crude protein and moderate fiber content, along with high IVDMD found in Ammophila arenaria, Trigonella maritima and Vicia monantha, Vicia sativa, Atriplex nummularia, Ononis vaginalis and Lycium shawii suggested that these plants have a greater nutritive value than the highly fibrous and of moderate IVDMD species such as: Lygeum spartum, Lygos raetam, Panicum coloratum
, Lolium rigidum, Gymnocarpos decandrum, Deverra trotuosa and Aeluropus lagopoides.
Growth, morphology, and gas exchange of mycorrhizal and nonmycorrhizal Panicum coloratum
Medicago sativa, Avena sativa, Pennisetum purpureum, Setaria anceps, Sorghum almum, Panicum maximum, Rumex nepalensis, Panicum coloratum
and Panicum antidotale were evaluated.
Among different Panicum species Panicum coloratum was the better adapted to tolerate high water temperature in hydroponic culture than other Panicum species by gaining maximum tiller length, fresh and dry weight, thus proved to be tolerant of high temperature.
The different Panicum species of experiment are: a) Panicum coloratum b) Panicum antidotale c) Panicum maximum