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Echinochloa is a very widespread genus of plants in the grass family. Some of the species are Nakai – Pseudechinolaena polystachya; Echinochloa elephantipes – Panicum elephantipes; Echinochloa eruciformis – Brachiaria. Echinochloa polystachya (Kunth) Hitchc. Show All Show Tabs creeping river grass. Image of Echinochloa polystachya. General Information. Symbol: ECPO3. PSEUDECHINOLAENA polystachya (Kunth) Stapf [family POACEAE], in F.T.A. 9: (); Fl. Agrost. Congo Belge 2: 74 (); Ann. list grasses Ug.:

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The Amity cultivar was introduced into Australia in the s to improve the productivity of ponded pastures.

However, as nitrate poisoning has been reported in rabbits fed Bermuda grass or Para grass containing high levels of nitrate Adegbola et al. Performance of different pasture species with grazing dairy cows. Cattle get access as seasonal flood levels recede. Animals supplemented with leucaena had a lesser proportion of white viscera compared to those fed the control diet.

Yield and nutritive value of tropical forages.

Plants Profile for Echinochloa polystachya (creeping river grass)

Produces little viable seed, with no evidence at all of viable seed being produced in northern Australia. This species is regarded as an environmental weed in northern Queensland and the Northern Territory and as a potential environmental weed in northern Western Australia. Aleman grass, Echinochloa polystachya.

The leaf blades are flatenned, hairless i. The control methods poystachya to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions federal and state legislation, and local government laws directly or indirectly related to polystavhya control method. The productivity of the C 4 grass Echinochloa polystachya on the Amazon floodplain.


In PhD dissertation, Dpt Agron. Seed production is poor with few viable seeds developing. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Echinodhloa with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs. Melissa Collins infestation in a wetland area Photo: Upper floret lemma 4.

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Melissa Collins habit growing in water Photo: Polystacha tolerant of poor drainage. Such pastures are protein banks in periods of scarcity droughts and prevent weight losses in livestock Hannan-Jones et al.

Leaf blades 30—36 cm long, 10—12 mm wide. Introduced to northern Australia but not widespread. Gains differ around the year: Generally no growth under dry conditions unless there is a high water table, but re-establishes from stems and stolons with subsequent flooding. Echinochloa polystachya is an aquatic or sub-aquatic perennial with course culms 1—2.

German grass Echinochloa polystachyahay. Response of two rice cultivars to the competition of Echinochloa crus-galli. A geographical atlas of world weeds.

A robust, vigorous, aquatic or semi-aquatic grass generally growing Assessing feed quality of fertilized Coastal Bermudagrass Cynodon dactylon L. Seeds may also be dispersed in this manner, as well as in contaminated agricultural produce and mud that becomes attached to animals and vehicles.

Grazing buffalo on flooded pastures in the Brazilian Amazon region: The leaves are alternately arranged along the stems and sometimes have a reddish or purplish tinge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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It can grow in water as deep as 2 m and does not float. Milk production, body weight gain and pregnancy percentile in crossbred buffaloes with multinutritional block feed supplement.

Among the plant pathogens that affect this genus are the sac fungus Cochliobolus sativuswhich has been noted on common barnyard grass, and rice hoja blanca virus. University of Florida, p. When leaves are submerged in turbid water, they cannot photosynthesize and only the emerged crown that may be as high as 2 m is productive El Bassam, Wikispecies has information related to Echinochloa.

Echinochloa compressa – Axonopus compressus Echinochloa cubensis – Oplismenus hirtellus Echinochloa echinata P. Note on high-nitrate para grass Brachiaria mutica silage given to rabbits.

Panicles mostly 15—25 mm long, dense, the short, thick branches ascending. Very palatable grass but access by livestock may be limited by depth of water.

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German grass Echinochloa polystachyaaerial part, fresh. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago.

It is still cultivated in ponded pastures in this region. Echinochloa polystachya Kunth Hitchc. In Colombia, found on clay soils. German grass Echinochloa polystachya. The internodes are of equal length, and equal diameter. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Echinochloa. US Forest Service,