Brachiaria purpurascens (Raddi) Henrard. Panicum muticum Forssk. Panicum numidianum Lam. Panicum purpuracens Raddi. Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. Systematics & Taxonomy. Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) is a synonym of Brachiaria mutica (Forssk.) Stapf. Localities. Lorong Halus. Locality Map. Species identity: Urochloa mutica (Forsk.) T.Q. Nguyen. Synonyms: Brachiaria mutica (Forsk.) Stapf, B. purpurascens (Raddi) Henr., Panicum muticum Forsk., P.

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A creeping perennial grass with long, coarse stolons up to 5.

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It is recommended to avoid early grazings during the first year of growth as it results in the pulling out and destruction of cuttings Cameron et al. Chemical composition and in sacco murica of some fodder tree leaves, shrub leaves and herbaceous plants. It mainly accumulated Cr in its roots and could be used to reduce the Cr level of the soil Mohanty et al. In spite of its high number of flower heads, para grass is a poor barchiaria producer and its seeds are not very viable Lansdown et al.

Imazapyr can also be very effective at 0. Powerpoint format PPT When it grows in other habitats, however, it can become noxious.

However, its roots do not stand continuous submersion. Rested wetland areas can be used a dry season reserves of green feed. Note on high-nitrate para grass Brachiaria mutica silage given to rabbits. Effect of pelleting and of forage maturity on quality of two sub-tropical forage grasses. In ponded pasture systems in seasonally dry northern Australia, para has been grown with grasses that can grow in water to 1.


Para grass is both suited to poorly drained swampy areas and well drained moist soils. Suited to poorly drained swampy or seasonally waterlogged land in the tropics and warmer subtropics, but will also grow productively on free-draining soils in high rainfall environments. They root from the basal nodes and may reach a height of 0.

Grazed by cattle in northern Australia. Pastures can suffer severe attacks from the striped grass worm Mocis latipes. Para grass can be sown or vegetatively propagated. Techno-feasibility, socio-acceptability and ecoviability of rabbit farming in India – A review.

Under too high grazing pressure, para grass becomes very open and subject to invading species Cook et al. Calopogonium mucunoides may persist because of its low palatablity. Effect of flooding on the growth of Brachiaria species in greenhouse. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. The different spikelet orientation is also characteristic, though not obvious when the spikelets are paired.

In India, a comparison between para grass and German grass Echinochloa polystachya showed that the latter provided significantly higher yields of DM 5. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. Para grass has vigorous growth: Performance of rabbit fed with paragrass, pellets and their combination [study conducted rbachiaria the Philippines].

Para grass Brachiaria mutica. However, it is difficult to establish from seeds: Nutritional quality and animal production of Brachiaria pastures. It can be used for erosion control on river banks and steep slopes FAO, ; Lansdown et al. Invasive Species Specialist Group. It was introduced to Florida by the late s to be used as fodder. It can be downloaded brachiaia the Internet.


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Seed heads can be attacked by smut possibly Tilletia ayresii. Mature stolons and stems are much less palatable but will be consumed by grazing cattle if no alternative feed is beachiaria.

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Softly hairy stems and leaves. Para grass as a weed in ditches can be easily controlled with herbicides such as glyphosate g a.

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It may have deleterious effects on native plant species such as wild rice Oryza australiensis whose seeds provide food for indigenous birds. Hay and silage The semi-aquatic habit of para grass is not brafhiaria for mechanical harvesting. Bread grass Brachiaria brizantha Congo grass Brachiaria ruziziensis Koronivia grass Brachiaria humidicola Signal grass Brachiaria decumbens. Responses to drought of mutca Brachiaria species.

In Hawaii this grass is widespread, especially in freshwater wetlands and in red mangrove Rhizophora mangle stands. This species may have been introduced to the Americas on slave shipson which it was used for bedding.