Miscellaneous Details. “This species is closely allied to Hemarthria altissima ( Poir.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb., some authors consider them as a single species.”. Descriptions and articles about the Whip Grass, scientifically known as Hemarthria compressa in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive. Preferred Scientific Name; Hemarthria compressa. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota; Kingdom: Plantae; Phylum: Spermatophyta; Subphylum: Angiospermae.

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During the dormant period, all tops can be hemarrthria or cut off. Aeschynomene americanaLotus uliginosus pedunculatusVigna parkeriTrifolium repens.

No conservation actions are known to be taken for this species. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Fractions of carbohydrates and of nitrogenous compounds of tropical grasses at different cutting ages. Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. Or, Login with your user account:.

When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Cereal and grass forages Forage plants.

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Heifers grazing stockpiled limpo grass and grazing annual ryegrass three times per week had the same performance as heifers receiving 2. Establishment fertilizer should be low in nitrogen to encourage root development without promoting excess weed growth.


This is a widespread species but found rarely. London and New York. Intolerant of heavy grazing. Encyclopedia of Life EOL.

Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 2; enclosed by glumes. The yellow sugar-cane aphid Sipha flava attacks some accessions, but other accessions exhibit a degree of resistance. Limpo grass is also tolerant of Al and Mn in acidic soils and may thus be useful for revegetating acid mine spoils and other acid sites Foy et al.

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Limpo grass has a low to moderate nutritional value. The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. The threats to which this taxon is subject. SicilySpain incl. Hay can be made from limpo grass. It is recommended to crush hemarthriw stems to facilitate quicker drying Newman et al.

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Remember me Forgot password? Lodicularia laxa Nees ex Steud. One or more of the features that are compress to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Used for grazing and hay production on poorly drained soils. Aquatic and semi-aquatic plants of the lower Ganga delta. Retains medium dark green colour at maturity, even under stress conditions. Kunth Hemarthria compressa L.


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Lower glume elliptic, or oblong; 1 length of spikelet; herbaceous; 2-keeled; keeled laterally; winged on keel; winged narrowly; 7 -veined.

Culms prostrate; 50— cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records.

Carbohydrate fractions of tropical grasses at different cutting ages and under nitrogen fertilization. Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for hemsrthria for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the hemarthira available. However, due to its prostrate habit, animals cannot fully utilize it.

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