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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Click on images to enlarge. OMD is lower by 2 percentage point in the cold season compared to the warm season Florida Noxious Weed List. Stapf [ Poaceae ].

It is aggressive and can form dense stands. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences71— Para grass can be sown or vegetatively propagated. Archived March 31,at the Wayback Machine.

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In Thailand, a good balance was possible between para grass and centro planted on lateritic mutjca earth soil. Distribution of Urochloa mutica”. Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. Brachiaria muticaalso known as Urochloa mutica braciaria, is an invasive grass species native to Africa. It has stout and long trailing runners that can grow to a length of 5 m in one season Cook et al. Para will grow in water to 1.

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The plant is an invasive species in many Pacific Islands and Pacific Rim countries. The world’s worst weeds: Webster ex Zon Quattrocchi, Nguyen Panicum barbinode Trin. Herbage weeds during juvenile stage of the rice crop.


Para grass Brachiaria muticahay. Panicum purpurascens Raddi Urochloa mutica Forssk. In ponded pasture systems in seasonally dry northern Australia, para has been grown with grasses that can grow in water to 1. Flooding has no impact on growth, even during long periods Haddade et al.

Para grass can form floating mats in drainage ditches or irrigation canals, resulting in the impediment of water flow. Plant and Soil, Hairy leaves and long hollow stems will float on water, mugica roots cannot tolerate continuous submergence. For vegetative propagation, plant cuttings of a length of cm with nodes should be hand-planted or disc-harrowed brachiaeia a depth of cm with at least 2 nodes buried.

Grazed by cattle in northern Australia. CRC Brcahiaria dictionary of grasses: Para grass can be grazed, brwchiaria in cut-and-carry systems or made into hay or silage. How many fingers does the typical human have? Lower shade tolerance than signal grass B. A perennial species, para grass spreads via creeping stolons, cuttings, and seed. Veldkamp; Urochloa mutica Forssk. Under constant heavy defoliation the sward of the palatable para may become very open and subject to invading species.

Digestibility of Hawaiian feeding stuffs. 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. Coccid bug attack associated with sooty mould fungus Capnodium sp.

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Also used as a cut-and-carry forage. Leaf is killed by frost but plants can recover. Biology, Agronomy, and Improvement. Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Seed heads can be attacked by smut possibly Tilletia ayresii. Online image request form. Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List. Acrididae as alternative food for poultry. Through control and management efforts, this number dropped in to Reproduction is generally by vegetative means, although para grass will flower and produce seed in humid, low latitude environments.

Stapf Poaceae The genera Brachiaria and Urochloa are closely related, and the two are united by some authors. Para grass as a weed in ditches can be easily controlled with herbicides such as glyphosate g a. It was also introduced into the humid, tropical parts of Australia around and has become widely naturalised in Queensland.

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