Introduction. Brachiaria mutica, also known as Urochloa mutica, is an invasive grass species native to Africa. In its native lands, Brachiaria is cultivated as a. Brachiaria purpurascens (Raddi) Henrard. Panicum muticum Forssk. Panicum numidianum Lam. Panicum purpuracens Raddi. Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T.Q. 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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Brachiarja grass A pasture grass for wet and flooded soils. 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.

Macroptilium lathyroidesAeschynomene americana. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciencesmuica— Leaf sheath has a densely hairy collar. Note on high-nitrate para grass Brachiaria mutica silage given to rabbits. Nguyen; Urochloa mutica Forssk. Biomass production and nutrient removal by tropical grasses subsurface drip-irrigated with dairy effluent.

It is reported to benefit from cultivation, browsing pressure, mutilation and fire Rojas-Sandoval et al. Under too high grazing pressure, para grass becomes very open and subject to invading species Cook et al. Tell me more What is biodiversity? What is an invasive species?

Biological There are no known biological control agents for para grass. Little or no flowering is reported at subtropical latitudes.

Reproduction is generally by vegetative means, although para grass will flower and produce seed in humid, low latitude environments. In para grass was found in public water bodies in Florida. For this reason it is employed together with other forages richer in protein, such as water spinach Ipomoea aquatica Nguyen Thi Kim Dong et al. Reviewed by 0 curators Learn how to curate. Biodiversity Atlas – India is a species-based bioinformatics platform that is voluntarily supported by numerous organisations such as the National Centre for Biological SciencesIndian Foundation for ButterfliesDiversity Indiaand Titli Trust.

Small infestations can be removed with repeated, aggressive tillage. A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes. Webster Urochloa bulbodes Steud.

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Online image request form. Plants of Economic Significance Comprehensive List other items. Grazed by cattle in northern Australia. Nguyen Urochloa adspersa Trin. It can brachiarja in flooded conditions: Very poorly represented in the major tropical forage germplasm banks and no breeding programs have been undertaken.

It was reported to have ethnomedicinal properties, and its leaves are occasionally used as an antiseptic in cutaneous affections Lansdown et al. It can survive short drought periods Guenni et al. Bread grass Brachiaria brizantha Congo grass Brachiaria bracyiaria Koronivia grass Brachiaria humidicola Signal grass Brachiaria decumbens. Hay and silage The semi-aquatic habit of para grass is not suitable for mechanical harvesting.

These include broadleaf weeds and sedges, especially Cyperus aromaticus Navua sedge in Fiji and Sida spp. Para grass can become a problem in wetland areas that muttica not grazed – sugarcane fields, irrigation ditches and drains. Pastures can suffer severe attacks from the striped grass worm Mocis latipes. Dry conditions may stimulate flowering in the subsequent wet season.

Brachiaria mutica – Wikipedia

Performance of grasses with cutting management under braxhiaria waterlogged conditions. Many Brachiaria species, including Brachiaria muticahave been placed by some authors in the Urochloa genus, so the taxon Urochloa mutica Forssk. Stapf is a semi-aquatic, palatable and good quality forage grass particularly suited to poorly drained, swampy and flooded tropical and subtropical areas. It was introduced as a forage grass or for erosion control into most tropical countries.

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How are species discovered? Views Read Edit View history. Nectar and larval host plants Nectar plants Larval host plants.

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Weakly upright stems in sward situation. Larval host plants — Brachiaria-mutica. National Museum of Natural History Collections. The semi-aquatic habit of para grass is not suitable for mechanical harvesting.