DALSA0605 (protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights); DALSA 0605 (United States Plant Patent); TamStar (U.S. federal trade mark by Texas A&M Agrilife Research); TAES 5471-18 (originally evaluated under this code).
DALSA0605 is a interploid hybrid produced variety from the Texas A&M University System by crossing two buffalograss varieties. The coarse-textured variety is reported to have improved drought, heat and cold tolerance and is licensed to more than a dozen turfgrass producers in Texas, USA and is currently in pre-licensing evaluation by producers in Georgia, USA and in Australia by Lawn Solutions Australia. `DALSA 0605` may require more frequent mowing than cultivars with compact growth habits because of its faster leaf growth (elongation) (Chandra et al., 2016).
`DALSA 0605` is a first generation, embryo rescue-derived interploid hybrid, and the first proposed for commmercial release, resulting from a cross between TAES 5382 (African polyploidy) and `Palmetto`; TAES 5382 is a germplasm introduction from Zimbabwe, Africa (PI 291594) obtained from Georgia; `Palmetto` is a diploid variety disclosed under designation SS-100 (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,395) (Chandra et al., 2016). The title holder of the variety is The Texas A&M University System and Lawn Solutions Australia Group Pty Ltd is the Agent for the variety in Australia. DALSA 0605 has sterile inflorescences unlike `Palmetto`, which is fertile (Chandra et al., 2016).
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