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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Variation on the annual nutritive value of two grasses cropped in the litoral lowlands of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Checklists specific search options Observed comlressa. Racemes are spike-like, cm long and mm wide. Commercial cultivars with different spreading abilities and potential yields are available Cook et al. However, this is the preferred element if an object includes all of these things and compdessa about conservation listings.

Crop Science, 45 5: Continuous grazing of Hemarthria altissima pastures reduces weeds but production and persistence are higher under rotational grazing.

Hemarthria compressa

When the leaf blades dry, they twist in corkscrew fashion. Upper glume apex acute.

Kunth Hemarthria compressa L. Pedicels fused to internode; united wholly; oblong; flattened; tip rectangular. Forage and Grazinglands, 12 Coompressa Grows in soils of any texture, providing moisture is adequate.

Comparison of transvala, stargrass and bigalta pastures for growing beef cattle. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 3. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation Trends. Isolated cases of damage from spittlebugs Prosapia bicincta and chinchbugs Blissus spp. Consequently, strategies aiming at maximizing the leaf-to-stem ratio consumed by grazing animals may reduce the amount of protein supplementation required Newman et al.

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It may withstand short droughts, moderate frosts and acidic soils pH down to 4. Animal and forage responses on rotationally grazed Floralta limpograss and Pensacola bahiagrass pastures.

The threats to which this taxon is subject.

Fact sheet – Hemarthria altissima

It is therefore propagated by cuttings planted into wet soil, early in the season if unfrosted planting material is available, or in late summer having allowed a build-up of planting material during the peak season. Winter stockpiling In Florida, it was found that the digestibility of limpo grass remained constant when it was stockpiled for up to four months.

Lower glume elliptic, or oblong; 1 length of spikelet; herbaceous; 2-keeled; keeled laterally; winged on keel; winged narrowly; 7 -veined. Similar plant form to that of ‘Redalta’, except leaves are slightly wider. Carbohydrate fractions of tropical grasses at different cutting ages and under nitrogen fertilization.

Department of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University. Once the grass becomes well rooted, nitrogen should be applied to stimulate forage growth. Sarup and sons, New Delhi. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Flavonoid patterens in leaves of the gramineae. Limpo grass is a perennial creeping grass that generally has a distinctive rust red colour during the dry season. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Pasture Limpo grass can be sown with companion legumes such as Aeschynomene americanaLotus pedunculatusVigna parkeri and Trifolium repens Cook et al.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. 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.


Lower glume apex emarginate, or obtuse. Downloaded on 20 October The pasture is then destocked and allowed to accumulate for weeks, giving a good yield of moderate quality feed.

However, the relatively low protein content of the grass may result in protein deficiencies in cattle grazing it. Effects of copper oxide bolus administration or high-level copper supplementation on forage utilization and copper status in beef cattle.

Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Adaptation to wetlands Limpo grass maintains the functionality of the photosynthetic apparatus through rapid acclimation to changing O 2 and light conditions.

The food preferences of translocated Rhinos in Manas National Park were studied to find out variati Use of limpograss in grazing systems in Florida.

A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. No conservation actions are known to be taken for this species.


Canopy height and nitrogen supplementation effects on performance of heifers grazing limpograss. Limpo grass Hemarthria altissima. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 3—4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Related observations Show all. Hay Hay can be made from limpo grass. Food habits and abundance of food plant species of Cimpressa unicornis in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctu Limpo grass Hemarthria altissimaaerial part, fresh.

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