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Anand Kumar Bhatt

Jul 22, 2010, 3:09:15 AM7/22/10
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Sometime back there was a query about the botanical name of Doob grass. Doob or doorva which is so popular with gardeners should be Bermuda grass or CYNODON DACTYLON. This shouldl not be mixed a finer variety of grass generally known as Kenya grass which is a recent introduction (about 70 years ago), I stand corrected if some expert finds me mistaken.. 

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Jul 22, 2010, 4:16:20 AM7/22/10
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You are right about Doob, as far as my information goes:
- Tabish

Gurcharan Singh

Jul 22, 2010, 9:18:44 PM7/22/10
to Tabish, efloraofindia
Yes Anand ji
Doob grass is Cynodon dactylon. The common carpet grass in lawns is usually Axonopus compressus.

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Gurcharan Singh

Jul 24, 2010, 5:58:33 AM7/24/10
to Tabish, efloraofindia
Yes Anand ji
Doob grass is Cynodon dactylon. The commonly planted Carpet grass is Axonopus 

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