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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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Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Retrieved 25 August Annual biomass production of two acridids Orthoptera: It generally takes 12 months for a stand to develop properly Cameron et al. Para grass can be burnt in the dry season and will recover. Retrieved from ” https: Calopogonium mucunoides may persist because of its low palatablity. Growth of tropical forage species under different periods of flooding. CRC World dictionary of grasses: Performance of rabbit fed with paragrass, pellets and their combination [study conducted in the Philippines].

It can survive short drought periods Guenni et al. Para grass, when coupled with a complex of endophytic bacteria Acinetobacter sp. The semi-aquatic habit of para grass is not suitable for mechanical harvesting.

Although there are many flower heads produced by para grass, seed production is very poor with poor seeds viability. Cattle grazing on para grass seems to keep this invasive in check and is used extensively by many producers as a forage. Para grass Brachiaria mutica.


Para grass can form floating mats in drainage ditches or irrigation canals, resulting in the impediment of water flow. It is this ability to produce a bulk of fuel in the wet season when not grazed, together with subsequent hot fires that has caused para grass to be regarded as an environmental weed in ungrazed wetland environments in some countries.

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It was introduced to Florida by the late s to be used as fodder. Responses to drought of five Brachiaria species.

Dry conditions may stimulate flowering in the subsequent brachiaeia season. Along with tanner grass, it is planted as a fodder grass in seasonally flooded or swampy habitats, and in ponds in pastures, but it can block irrigation ditches and drains. After establishment a light to moderate grazing pressure is favourable to regrowth and forage quality, and prevents weed development.

Responds well to nitrogen fertiliser under its moist growing conditions. However, para grass may become an issue in ditches, headlands drains and earth tanks where it may choke water flow, increase sedimentation and cause waterlogging of neighbouring crops as this is the case for sugarcane crops in Australia Hannan-Jones et al.

Use of jakr-na-rai Gynura divaricata as a roughage source on growth performance, blood constituent, blood glucose and cholesterol level in growing rabbits.


Mechanical harvesting may be complicated by bogging of machinery in highly productive environments. Moderate grazing pressure may be required to reduce seed set and maintain forage quality in highly productive environments.

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.

Grass production from irrigated lowland rice field.

,utica grass, Urochloa mutica. Forage production and nitrogen nutrition in three grasses under coconut tree shades in the humid-tropics. It has moderate tolerance to soil salinity Cook et al. Brachiaria mutica is a species of grass known by the common names para grassbuffalo grassMauritius signal grasspasto paremalojillagramaloteparanaCarib grassand Scotch grass. Biomass production and nutrient removal by tropical grasses subsurface drip-irrigated with dairy effluent.

Brachiaria mutica – Wikipedia

Through control and management efforts, this number dropped in to The rachis is tinged with purple. East-West Center by the Univ. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Reproduction is generally by vegetative means, although para grass will flower and produce seed in humid, low latitude environments.