Sporobolus spicatus is also known as salt grass. It is a perennial grass forming turfs near water and which has short, pointed flat blade leaves. It grows up to a maximum height of 40cm and is distinguishable by a dark green colour. Distributed in dryer parts of Africa such as Namibia and from the Mediterranean coast to South Africa and southwest to India, it is a well known common plant in the western desert of Egypt.
- ^ "Entry for Sporobolus spicatus". JSTOR Plant Science. http://plants.jstor.org/upwta/2_772.
- ^ "Sporobolus spicatus". Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/gbase/data/Pf000327.HTM.
- ^ "Common Plants of the Western Desert of Egypt". http://westerndesertflora.geolab.cz/herbarium/Sporobolus_spicatus.php.
- ^ "Descriptions". GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. http://www.kew.org/data/grasses-db/www/imp09742.htm.
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