Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis). Distribution: warm season. Habitat: low, moist areas in turfgrass and lawns. Growth Season: perennial. Descriptions: University . Axonopus affinis (Carpet Grass). This grass, known as carpet grass, has two to five ascending spiked seedheads from flattened, smooth. Common Name: carpetgrass. Species: Axonopus affinis Chase Bayer Code: AXOAF Carpetgrass is a slow-growing, medium-green (and sometimes greenish .
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Better pastures for the tropics and subtropics. References Aregheore et al. Cereal and grass forages Forage plants. Carpet grass is considered a low quality forage Campbell et al. Phosphorus nutrition of beef cattle.
In natural rangelands, carpet grass is readily propagated by grazing ruminants because of the high viability of its seeds after passing adonopus the rumen and total digestive tract Simao Neto et al.
Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis)
It generally grows in low, flat or hilly humid and sub-humid areas of warm temperate or tropical woodland and savannahs FAO, ; Cook et al. Horses are reported to eat the clumps of seed-heads that are unpalatable to ruminants FAO, ; Cook et al. Hawaii at Manoa, Coop. Weed control and weed potential Once established, carpet grass smothers out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making it a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al.
Cover crop and soil quality improver In the USA, affinie grass is often referred to as a good cover crop and soil erosion controller for shaded sloping fields.
The stems root at the nodes FAO, ; Cook et al. Supplementation to reduce lactational anoestrus in first-calf heifers grazing native pastures in the subtropics.
It is valued as a cover crop and turf grass in moist, low fertility soils FAO, ; Cook et al. Effect of supplementing sheep with afinis grain on their intake, digestion, and nitrogen balance when fed chopped carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase hay. The effect of storage in cattle dung on viability of tropical pasture seeds. The spikelets are about 2 mm axobopus, alternatively arranged on the rachis Bogdan, References Cohen, ; Lloyd et al.
It is much valued in shaded orchards of Hawaii Smith et al. It can be vegetatively propagated through runners or sown, as it seeds easily FAO, ; Cook et al. No information found Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value.
Axonopus affinis Chase, Paspalum fissifolium Raddi.
Carpet grass is usually grazed rather axonopys used in cut-and-carry systems, due to its slow growth and poor yields. Plant and animal families Plant and animal species.
Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliushay. Changes in characteristics of pastures in affinie coastal subtropics when grazed by cattle during years of low rainfall. Some commercial cultivars exist Campbell et al. Once established, carpet grass smothers out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making it a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al.
It improves soil structure, and increases water infiltration rates and soil water capacity Smith et al. First record of the genus for Europe and taxonomic novelties. In the USA, carpet grass is often referred to as a good cover crop and soil erosion controller for shaded sloping fields.
Additional N in such mixed stands prevents carpet grass from becoming invasive and also helps maintaining it in its vegetative stage with a higher nutritive value. It prefers moist acid sandy soils, or sandy loamy soils.
Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliusaerial part, fresh Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliushay. Ecology of subtropical grasses in temperate pastures: Carpet grass is mainly found in permanent pastures where it can be heavily grazed by livestock or frequently cut. Axonopus fissifolius Axonolus Kuhlm.
*Axonopus fissifolius (Axonopus affinis) — Noosa’s Native Plants
Freezing tolerance and nonstructural carbohydrate composition of carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase. The general habit is erect and branching. A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes.
Tropical Grassland Society of Australia. When sown with dallis grass Paspalum dilatatum or Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon in low fertility soilsAxonopus fissifolius may gradually become invasive FAO, Carpet grass is not suitable for hay and silage or for stand-over or deferred qxonopus because of its low productivity and poor nutritional value after the stems have flowered FAO, ; Cook et al.
Carpet grass tended to be more abundant in sheep and beef cattle pastures than in dairy pasture Campbell et al. Seed of six tropical pasture species fed to cattle, sheep and goats.