Cynodon Dactylon, India

Cynodon dactylon, also known as C. dactylon or Bermuda grass or Durva grass or Dhoob or Indian Doab, is a species of perennial grasses in the Poaceae family. Seashore paspalum is a close relative of Bermuda grass. It was first discovered in Barbados and is often used in tropical and subtropical areas where it will not freeze. This type of Bermuda grass has a finer texture than other varieties.

Indian Doab has become a common choice for homeowners who want to revitalize their lawns, especially those who live on the coast where salt from the ocean air can damage conventional lawns.

Durva grass is a warm season perennial grass that grows best in full sun, but it can also tolerate partial shade. * It grows quickly and spreads by underground rhizomes, so it's easy to plant and maintain once established.

The importance of Cynodon dactylon is enormous. The species is called a C4 plant because it uses an unusual photosynthetic pathway that delivers carbon dioxide to a four-carbon compound (malate) in chloroplasts, then through an intermediate six-carbon compound (oxaloacetate), before reducing a carbon dioxide molecule to one molecule of glucose.

The significance of this pathway is that it represents the most efficient method of photosynthesis known, and it is used only by a few other plants, including sugarcane and maize. This efficiency means that C4 plants can grow in arid conditions or at high temperatures without risk of water or temperature stress. Therefore, C4 plants are well equipped to colonise areas where grasses were not previously able to grow.


Hindu Theology, the Dhoob grass or Durva grass represent to Rahu.

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