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Axonopus compressus

Authority(Sw.) P. Beauv.
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Ecocrop code485

BRIEF DESCRIPTION A robust, stoloniferous grass up to 45 cm tall. The leaves form a dense mat that seldom reaches a height of more than 15 cm. USES Used for pasture, lawns and erosion control. KILLING T It has some tolerance to frost. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Tropical carpet grass, Broad-leaf carpet grass, Savannah grass, Nodillo, Bes-chaitgras, Canamazo, Rumput pahit, Papahitan, Jukut pahit, Rumput parit, Kulape, Ya baimaln Ya-malaysia. FURTHER INF Scientific synonyms: Milium compressum, Paspalum platicaulon, Anatrophus compressus. Tropical carpet grass is native of America from southern United States to Brazil. The latitudinal range is between 27°N and S. It can become a troublesome weed. In Indonesia it can be found at elevations between sea level and 2300 m. Dry matter yields may be between 1-5 t/ha.
Grassland Index
Skerman P 1990 pp 211-214 [KTMP, RAIN, DRA, FER, LIG, USE]
Duke J 1975 pp 8 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Rehm S 1991 PP 405 [LIG, USE, DRA]
Bogdan A 1977 pp 45-47 [FER, TEXT, DRA]
Purseglove J 1972 pp 126 [RAIN, LIG, USE]
Mannetje L 1992 pp 53-54 [LIMIT, LIG, TEMP, DRA, TEXT]