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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Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. Brachiaria and Urochloa are distinguished mainly by habit, Urochloa having rather more flattened, cuspidate spikelets enclosing a pronounced mucro from the upper lemma. In areas where para grass is not grazed on by cattle, it has become a serious weed. It can grow in flooded conditions: However, education on the problems associated with para grass should be used to prevent unwanted infestations.

Forage production and nitrogen nutrition in three grasses under coconut tree shades in the humid-tropics. It is aggressive and can form dense stands.

It should not be grazed before the stand reaches cm high and should not be grazed below 20 cm so that the growing point is not damaged. It was reported to represent a much bigger fuel load than native grasses and is thus more likely to burn every dry season Hannan-Jones et al. Its most important trait is its semi-aquatic habit.


Note on high-nitrate para grass Brachiaria mutica silage given to rabbits. Effect of supplementation level of water spinach Ipomoea aquatica leaves in diets based on para grass Brachiaria mutica on intake, nutrient utilization, growth rate and economic returns of crossbred rabbits in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.

A sap-sucking leafhopper can bradhiaria para grass in Fiji. Pastures can suffer severe attacks from the striped grass worm Mocis latipes. Imazapyr can also cause non-target damage due to soil residual properties.

The feeding value of leaves and stems in tropical grasses. Promising accessions Country Details None reported.

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Para grass has spread throughout the humid tropics following introduction as a pasture grass. East-West Center by the Univ.

Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List. The semi-aquatic habit of para grass is not suitable for mechanical harvesting. Para grass is a full sunlight grass but tolerates partial shading: In Hawaii this grass is widespread, especially in freshwater wetlands and in red mangrove Rhizophora mangle stands.

It is particularly suited to wet, poorly drained places as it can grow in water down to 1. Nguyen Panicum barbinode Trin.

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Tolerates moderate salinity, low pH to 4. Calopogonium mucunoides may persist because of its low palatablity. Tolerance of depth of water is probably related to water temperature, as para grass tolerates bravhiaria of up to 1.

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Established plants root readily at the nodes. Stolons and branches root readily at the nodes.

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Meat rabbit production in Central, Western and Eastern Thailand: Documentos – Embrapa Gado de Leite Brachiaris. Para grass Brachiaria muticahay. Use of jakr-na-rai Gynura divaricata as a roughage source on growth performance, blood constituent, blood glucose and cholesterol level in growing rabbits.

Amity and hymenachne Hymenachne amplexicaulis cv. Seed heads can be attacked by smut possibly Tilletia ayresii. Little or no flowering is reported at subtropical latitudes. See Veldkamp, Taxon 45 Imazapyr can also be very effective at 0.