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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Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: It is a perennial erect grass normally floating ccompressa the edges of pools, lakes, rivers, also in damp places, ditches, banks and abandoned paddy fields Cook Racemes 1; single; smoothly terete; 2—8 cm long.

Livestock should be withheld until the grass is established, even cutting and conserving the initial growth flush to ensure establishing plants are not pulled out. After rotational grazing never below 25 cm during the summer, livestock is removed from limpo grass pasture in August or early September and the grass is allowed to stockpile growth until the end of December.

The stockman grass farmer Newman, Y. The yellow sugar-cane aphid Sipha flava attacks some accessions, but other accessions exhibit a degree of resistance. Economic Botany 32 3: Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.

Lower glume surface flat. Under adequate N fertilization, limpo grass may be useful for reducing off-site P losses from Compeessa soils. Aquatic and semi-aquatic plants of the lower Compresda delta. Lower glume elliptic, or oblong; 1 length of spikelet; herbaceous; 2-keeled; keeled laterally; winged on keel; winged narrowly; 7 -veined. Winter stockpiling In Florida, it was found that the digestibility of limpo grass remained constant when it was stockpiled for up to four months.


Companion sterile spikelet glumes herbaceous; acute. Pasture Limpo grass can be sown with companion legumes such as Aeschynomene americanaLotus pedunculatusVigna parkeri and Trifolium repens Cook et al. Hay can be made from limpo grass.

Forage and Grazinglands, 12 December However, a protein hemarthhria did not improve gains in growing cattle that were rotationally grazed at a stocking rate allowing significant amounts of residual forage during the summer, presumably due to a higher leaf-to-stem ratio.

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In Florida, it is often stockpiled for winter feeding Nation, ; Anton et al. However, the relatively low protein content of the grass may result hemsrthria protein deficiencies in cattle grazing it.

Companion sterile spikelet callus truncate. Crude protein tends to increase with the addition of N. Singh edspp.

Hemarthria – Wikipedia

Probably from Limpopo Province, South Africa. Spikelet callus cuneate; glabrous; base truncate; attached obliquely. Interseeding limpo grass with aeschynomene improved animal gains hemarthrria as much as protein supplements.

Georgia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey. Commercial cultivars with different spreading abilities and potential yields are available Cook et al. Kunth Hemarthria compressa L. Click on images to enlarge Inflorescence and seedhead does not commonly produce seed. Limpo grass should be grazed hmearthria a stubble height of cm or higher under rotational grazing and to a stubble height of cm under continuous grazing.


Production and quality of limpograss for use in the subtropics.

When the leaf blades dry, they twist in corkscrew fashion. Heifers grazing stockpiled limpo grass and grazing annual ryegrass comprssa times per week had the same performance as heifers receiving 2. India, Indo-China, Malesia, and Papuasia. No major foliar diseases have been identified. Ammoniation may be useful for enhancing silage value if harvest occurs later or if the grass is rain damaged Newman et al.

Sanguinella thunbergii Gleichen ex P. Maire Manisuris altissima Poir. A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes. Downloaded on 20 October Palea absent or minute. Sanguinella tripsacoides Gleichen ex P.

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For instance, cows grazing limpo grass during the winter will lose body condition if their diet is not adequately supplemented. Co,pressa includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. Even though it is found rarely and is used as fodder, medicine and for extracting chemicals these factors have not reported to be hemarturia to the species.

Seasonal variations in food plant preferences of reintroduced Rhinos Rhinoceros unicornis Mammalia: References Arthington et al.