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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Feeds of the humid tropics West Indies. This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists. Little or no flowering is reported at subtropical latitudes. Plant species affect colonization patterns and metabolic activity of associated endophytes during phytoremediation of crude oil-contaminated soil. Para grass Brachiaria mutica Forssk. Tropical Grasslands3234— Cuttings should be placed at 1 m interval.

Under constant heavy defoliation the sward of the palatable bracniaria may become very open and subject to invading species.

Fire If ungrazed in wetlands of northern Australia, para grass may become a fuel for mutixa that occur during the dry season. It responds to N and P fertilizers. Ruminant Nutrition, recommended allowances and feed tables. Documentos – Embrapa Gado de Leite No. Para grass is mainly cultivated to feed livestock as it makes a high quality forage for ruminant animals.

In spite of its high number of flower heads, para grass is a poor seed producer and its seeds are not very viable Lansdown et al. Cheiron3038— Cultural Cattle grazing on para grass seems to keep this invasive in check and is used extensively by many producers as a forage.


A fast growing grass, it can be grazed mitica used in cut-and-carry systems, either to be directly fed or to make hay or silage.

Para grass can become a problem in wetland areas that are not grazed – sugarcane fields, irrigation ditches and drains. In India, a comparison between para grass and German grass Echinochloa polystachya showed that the latter provided significantly higher yields of DM 5. Erect culms are decumbent.

It is thought to be a cause of the decline of the rare Hawaiian endemic Boyd’s maiden fern Thelypteris boydiae. Digestibility of Hawaiian feeding stuffs. It is sensitive to frost so it generally does not persist outside warm regions.

The rachis is tinged with purple. Small infestations can be removed with repeated, aggressive tillage. Well adapted to a wide range of soil types from sandy to clay soils of moderate to good fertility.

It was reported to have ethnomedicinal properties, and its leaves are occasionally used as an antiseptic in cutaneous affections Lansdown et al. Plant sets should brachiaira 25—30 cm long with 3—4 nodes, and at least 2 nodes should be buried into moist soil. References Aumont muutica al. Always use a good surfactant at 0.

Effect of cassava foliage, para grass and energy from broken rice or sugar on intake and growth rate of rabbits fed a basal diet of water spinach. Para will grow in water to 1.


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Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. Para grass can be grazed, used in cut-and-carry systems or made into hay or silage. Social network and current mmutica. The stems have hairy nodes and leaf sheaths and the leaf blades are up to 2 centimetres 0.

Urochloa mutica – UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

See Veldkamp, Taxon 45 Mechanical harvesting may be complicated by bogging of machinery in highly productive environments. Utilization Para grass is a palatable species mainly used for its high quality forage. Para grass will stand long-term flooding. Para grass does well with legumes jutica to moist conditions such as hetero Desmodium heterophyllumpuero Pueraria phaseoloidescentro Centrosema pubescens or calopo Calopogonium mucunoides.

Weakly upright stems in sward situation.

In such “pond pastures”, para grass is a valuable green reserve of forage during droughts Cook et al. Rotational grazing is recommended. Para grass is leafy. Carcass and meat quality traits of rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus under warm-humid condition of West Bengal, India. Pastures can suffer severe attacks umtica the striped grass worm Mocis latipes.