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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Biochemical systamatics and ecology 4: Recommended grazing heights and regrowth intervals are not consistent among authors.

Hemarthria compressa

Normally not planted with other grasses. Downloaded hemarthriw 20 October It tolerates acid soils down to pH 4. Tropical pasture and fodder plants. Least Concern ver 3. Note – this takes you off of our website Use your browser’s back button to return to this page. Fertile lemma oblong; hyaline; without keel; 0 -veined. Terrestrial; Freshwater List of Habitats: Crude protein in-vitro organic matter digestion and yield of stockpiled Limpo Grasses Hemarthria-Altissima. Even though it is found rarely hemarthroa is used as fodder, medicine and for extracting chemicals these factors have not reported to be threatening to the species.


However, as a precaution, it should be kept isolated from wetlands. Lower glume surface flat.

Scientific name

Aeschynomene americanaLotus uliginosus pedunculatusVigna parkeriTrifolium repens. Limpo grass Hemarthria altissima.

When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Crop Science, 45 5: Flavonoid patterens in leaves of the gramineae. Economic Botany 32 3: Checklists specific search options Observed during. Winter stockpiling In Florida, it was found that the digestibility of limpo grass remained constant when it was stockpiled for up to four months.

Limpo grass maintains the functionality of the photosynthetic apparatus through rapid acclimation to changing O 2 and light conditions. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Georgia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey. Stoloniferous and rhizomatous perennial. Phytoremediation Under adequate N fertilization, limpo grass may be useful for reducing off-site P losses from P-impacted soils.

Quality of stockpiled Bigalta limpograss forage at varying fertility levels. Continuous grazing of Hemarthria altissima pastures reduces weeds but production and persistence are higher under rotational grazing.

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Cereal and grass forages Forage plants. The culms, which are generally decumbent at first and then ascending, may reach 30 to cm.


Spikelet callus clmpressa glabrous; base truncate; attached obliquely. Singh edspp. However, this is the preferred element if an object includes all of these things and details about conservation listings.

Don’t need the entire report? Some difference in winter hardiness from other cultivars see Temperature.

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Remember me Forgot password? Click on images to enlarge. Fractions of carbohydrates and of nitrogenous compounds of tropical grasses at different cutting ages.

An indication of whether a population is stable, or increasing or decreasing. Technology Biodiversity in India. Excessive growth leads to not only quality loss, but also trampling losses and insect build-up.

However, since the leaves have more protein than the stems, it is recommended to promote leaf growth Newman et al.