Introduction. Brachiaria mutica, also known as Urochloa mutica, is an invasive grass species native to Africa. In its native lands, Brachiaria is cultivated as a. Brachiaria purpurascens (Raddi) Henrard. Panicum muticum Forssk. Panicum numidianum Lam. Panicum purpuracens Raddi. Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. 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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It may also have allelopathic effects on other plants, preventing their growth.

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Contact us to obtain prior permission for any other use, including bgachiaria large data downloads and brahiaria research. It is naturally found in poorly drained, swampy or seasonally waterlogged areas, along creeks, rivers, floodplains, wetlands and drainage channels, around lakes and dams, in roadside ditches and in other damp habitats Hannan-Jones et al. Nutrition Laboratory, Chiung Mai. In India, a comparison between para grass and German grass Echinochloa polystachya showed that the latter provided significantly higher yields of DM 5.

Weakly upright stems in sward situation. Feeds of the humid tropics West Indies. Hairy leaves and long hollow stems will float brachizria water, but roots cannot tolerate continuous submergence.


Reproductive performance of rabbits fed on diets having different concentrate: This species may have been introduced to the Americas on slave shipson which it was used for bedding. OMD is lower by 2 percentage point in the cold season compared to the warm season Phytoremediation potential of paragrass – An in situ approach for Chromium contaminated soil.

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Biomass production, leaf growth, root distribution, water use and forage quality. Nguyen Panicum barbinode Trin. Views Read Edit View history. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

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It roots at the nodes and detached pieces of the plant will easily take root in moist ground. The semi-aquatic habit of para grass is not suitable for mechanical harvesting.

It can also invade natural waterways, displacing native grasses whose seed provides food for indigenous birds e.

Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. Seed production is commonly apomictic, so that little genetic variation is thought to exist within the species. Reproduction is generally by vegetative means, although para grass will flower and produce seed in humid, low latitude environments.

US Army Corps of Engineers. To request nutica improvement, please leave a comment on the page. In Thailand, a good balance was possible between para grass and centro planted on lateritic red earth soil. Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative, Bangkok Thailand. It can be grown with other semi-aquatic grasses such as German grass Echinochloa polystachya and dal grass Hymenachne amplexicaulis but it is generally considered bracuiaria do better in pure stands Cameron, ; Cook et al.


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

This impediment on water flow can also restrict navigation of water vessels in shallow water and prevent recreational use of waterways. Calopogonium mucunoides may muica because of its low palatablity. Invasiveness As a long-lived, vegetatively propagating pioneering species of disturbed areas, para grass has potential for invasiveness. Megan Wannarka added the French common name “herbe para” to ” Brachiaria mutica Forssk.

Para grass can be burnt in the dry season and will recover. Nguyen Urochloa adspersa Trin.

It was in South America by the early s and Mexico by They root from the basal nodes and may reach a height of 0. Webster Urochloa decumbens Stapf R.