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French translation: cladium jamaicense, sorte de marisque d'eau

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English term or phrase:sawgrass
French translation:cladium jamaicense, sorte de marisque d'eau
Entered by: Brigitte Gendebien
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14:41 Sep 12, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Sawgrass
A grass which grows in Florida wetlands
Nicole Chandler
United States
Local time: 04:22
Cladium jamaicense (sorte de marisque d'eau)
Explanation:
Cladium jamaicense est le nom latin

Marl Prairie - shallow prairies which look similar to the deeper freshwater sloughs which they border, but the sawgrass is not as tall. Marl is sediment that settles on limestone and allows seepage of water but not drainage.
(http://www.nwf.org/wetlands/glossary.html)
Freshwater Marsh.
This community occurs as an open expanse of grasses, sedges, rushes, and other herbaceous plants. The dominant vegetation is sawgrass, cattail, cordgrass, and buttonbush. The water table is at or above the surface for 2 or more months during the year.
(http://www.statlab.iastate.edu/soils/nsdaf/dade/glossary.htm...

Sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense) - Sawgrass is actually not a grass at all but it is in the sedge family. It is a very tough plant lined with upward pointing teeth which could viciously scratch even the toughest biology student <see picts...>. Each leaf is in a very stiff “V” shape down it's middle. Because of these tough characteristics the Sawgrass has few enemies. There are a few however and these include: fire when too dry, downing when to wet, and animals eating the fragile seeds
(http://www.biol.andrews.edu/everglades/default.html)

Picture: http://www.biol.andrews.edu/everglades/default.html


http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/clajam/

Cladium jamaicense Crantz [1766, Inst. Rei Herb., 1 : 362] [nom. nud.] = C. mariscus
(http://www.inra.fr/Internet/Centres/Dijon/malherbo/fdf/cl-cq...
=> cladium mariscus (marisque d'eau)
(http://www.univ-lehavre.fr/cybernat/pages/lisantho.htm)



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Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 13:22
Grading comment
Merci de votre prompte réponse et de vos explications. A charge de revanche !
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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naCladium jamaicense (sorte de marisque d'eau)
Brigitte Gendebien


  

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Cladium jamaicense (sorte de marisque d'eau)


Explanation:
Cladium jamaicense est le nom latin

Marl Prairie - shallow prairies which look similar to the deeper freshwater sloughs which they border, but the sawgrass is not as tall. Marl is sediment that settles on limestone and allows seepage of water but not drainage.
(http://www.nwf.org/wetlands/glossary.html)
Freshwater Marsh.
This community occurs as an open expanse of grasses, sedges, rushes, and other herbaceous plants. The dominant vegetation is sawgrass, cattail, cordgrass, and buttonbush. The water table is at or above the surface for 2 or more months during the year.
(http://www.statlab.iastate.edu/soils/nsdaf/dade/glossary.htm...

Sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense) - Sawgrass is actually not a grass at all but it is in the sedge family. It is a very tough plant lined with upward pointing teeth which could viciously scratch even the toughest biology student <see picts...>. Each leaf is in a very stiff “V” shape down it's middle. Because of these tough characteristics the Sawgrass has few enemies. There are a few however and these include: fire when too dry, downing when to wet, and animals eating the fragile seeds
(http://www.biol.andrews.edu/everglades/default.html)

Picture: http://www.biol.andrews.edu/everglades/default.html


http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/graminoid/clajam/

Cladium jamaicense Crantz [1766, Inst. Rei Herb., 1 : 362] [nom. nud.] = C. mariscus
(http://www.inra.fr/Internet/Centres/Dijon/malherbo/fdf/cl-cq...
=> cladium mariscus (marisque d'eau)
(http://www.univ-lehavre.fr/cybernat/pages/lisantho.htm)






    Reference: http://serc.fiu.edu/periphyton/macrophyte/sawgrass.htm
    Reference: http://fire.org/feis/plants/graminoid/clajam/distribution_an...
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 13:22
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 755
Grading comment
Merci de votre prompte réponse et de vos explications. A charge de revanche !

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