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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Hemarturia used for grazing but has been used successfully for hay and silage. Once the grass becomes well rooted, nitrogen should be applied to stimulate forage growth. Probably from Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Sarup and sons, New Delhi. User specific search options User. From Limpopo Province, South Africa. Dry-matter yields can be increased by increasing harvest interval and nitrogen fertilisation. Remember me Forgot password? Lower glume surface flat. Continuous grazing of Hemarthria altissima pastures reduces weeds but production and persistence are higher under rotational grazing. Under adequate N fertilization, limpo grass may be useful for reducing off-site P losses from P-impacted soils.
Racemes are spike-like, cm long and mm wide. Although crude protein levels are relatively low, OM digestibility and intake tend to remain higher than many other warm season grasses at a similar stage of growth. Livestock should hemsrthria withheld until the grass is established, even cutting and conserving the initial growth flush to ensure establishing plants are not pulled out.
Fact sheet – Hemarthria altissima
Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. Sanguinella thunbergii Gleichen ex P. In cow-calf operations, cows can gain 1 unit of body condition score when grazing limpo grass pastures during the summer. An indication of whether a population is stable, or increasing or decreasing. Observation specific search options Observed during. If cuttings have been harvested from hemarthrai ground, it is best to apply nitrogen and hemartheia other nutrients, particularly phosphorus and potassium, once the cuttings have started to grow.
Harvest for ensiling should be done at weeks of regrowth and no later than 6 weeks. For instance, cows grazing limpo grass during the winter will lose body condition if their diet is not adequately supplemented. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.
Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Recommended grazing heights and regrowth intervals are not consistent among authors. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. They range from 5 cm stubble to 40 cm depending on season, environmental conditions, but also on the desired forage mass higher the stubble higher the forage mass and the type of grazing rotational or continuous Newman et al.
Flora of Andra Pradesh. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.
No threats have been reported for this species. Document specific search compessa Title. Grasses of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh. Similar plant form to that of ‘Redalta’, except leaves are slightly wider. Morphology Limpo grass is a perennial creeping grass that generally has a distinctive rust red colour during the dry season. Palatability varies with genotype. Grows in soils of any texture, hemarthra moisture is adequate.
Hemarthria compressa is a widely distributed species. Variation on the annual nutritive value of two grasses cropped in the litoral lowlands of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It is highly palatable and is valued as a fodder grass. India, Indo-China, Malesia, and Papuasia.
hemarthia For conserved stands, where nutrient is removed from paddocks, similar N rates are used, but higher rates of P and K may be necessary. References Arthington et al. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. It can withstand short, seasonal dry periods, but does not tolerate long droughts.
Flora of Maharashtra State Monocotyledons. Describes the likelihood of the species becoming extinct in the present day or in the near future.
This ability for photosynthetic acclimation may be essential for adaptation to wetland habitats in which water levels fluctuate Luo et al. However, a protein supplement did not improve gains in growing cattle that were rotationally grazed at a stocking rate allowing significant amounts of residual forage during the summer, presumably due to a higher leaf-to-stem ratio.
It is recommended to crush the stems to facilitate quicker drying Newman et al. Carbohydrate fractions of tropical grasses at different cutting ages and under nitrogen fertilization. It is a warm season grass Newman et al. Optimal soil pH range is between 5. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Seasonal variations in food plant preferences of reintroduced Rhinos Rhinoceros unicornis Mammalia: