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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Lim Han Kuo, Carpet grass is usually grazed rather than used in cut-and-carry systems, due to its slow growth and poor yields. Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliushay. It is much valued in shaded orchards of Hawaii Smith et al.

No information found Carpet grass is considered a low quality forage Campbell et al. Carpet grass tended to be more abundant in sheep and beef cattle pastures than in dairy pasture Campbell et al. Tropical Grassland Society of Australia. It can be vegetatively propagated through runners or sown, as it seeds easily FAO, ; Cook et al. The stems root at the nodes FAO, ; Cook et al. First record of the genus for Europe and taxonomic novelties. Some commercial cultivars exist Campbell et al.

Effect of supplementation on liveweight of steers and digestibilty of diet. Weed control and weed potential Once established, carpet grass wxonopus out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making it a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al. Freezing tolerance and nonstructural carbohydrate composition of carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase.

Defoliation by cutting or heavy grazing prevents flowering and the subsequent decrease in its nutritive value FAO, ; Cook et al.

Horses are reported to eat the clumps of seed-heads that are unpalatable to ruminants FAO, ; Cook et al. A review of carpet grass Axonopus affinis in relation to the improvement of carpet grass based pasture.

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 generally grows in low, flat or hilly humid and sub-humid areas of warm temperate or tropical asonopus and savannahs FAO, ; Cook et al. When sown with dallis grass Paspalum dilatatum or Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon in low fertility soilsAxonopus fissifolius may gradually become invasive FAO, In the USA, carpet grass is often referred to as a good cover crop and soil erosion controller for shaded sloping fields.

It can be sown with other grasses Axonopus compressusPaspalum dilatatumCynodon dactylonand Setaria sphacelata or legumes Aeschynomene falcataAeschynomene villosaArachis glabrataArachis pintoiLotus uliginosus affiniis, Trifolium repensTrifolium semipilosumVigna parkeri FAO, ; Cook et al.

Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis)

Changes in characteristics of pastures in the coastal subtropics when grazed by cattle during years of low rainfall. The slender inflorescences bear spike-like racemes, which are cm long.

Compositional data of feeds and concentrates. Additional N in affibis mixed stands prevents carpet grass from becoming invasive and also helps maintaining it in its vegetative stage with a higher nutritive value. Growth response of eight tropical turfgrass species to salinity. References Aregheore et al. Cover crop and soil quality improver In the USA, axonpous grass is often referred to as a good cover crop and soil erosion controller for shaded sloping fields.

Axonopus fissifolius Raddi Kuhlm. 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 through the rumen and total digestive tract Simao Neto et al.

Recovery of pasture seed ingested by ruminants.

Revision of the genus Axonopus Poaceae: Effect of supplementing sheep with oat grain on their intake, digestion, and nitrogen balance when fed chopped carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase hay. Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. Effect of molasses-urea supplements on digestibility of mature carpet grass Axonopus affinis and liveweight change of beef steers.

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When leafy, carpet grass is fairly palatable to ruminants but palatability declines as the stands flower Afifnis, A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes. Carpet grass is mainly found in permanent pastures where it can be axonopuus grazed by livestock or frequently cut.

Digestion of seed in sacco and in vitro. It becomes chlorotic on soils with pH above 7. It forms dense mats that are cm high but the flowering culms may reach cm.

In Angus steers fed mature carpet grass hay in pens, DM intake reached It improves soil structure, and increases water infiltration rates and soil water capacity Smith et al. The effect of storage qxonopus cattle dung on viability of tropical pasture seeds. Carpet grass Axonopus fissifolius. Axonopus affinis Chase, Paspalum fissifolium Raddi.

Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. Seed of six tropical pasture species fed to cattle, sheep and goats. It survives heavy frost during winter and has some tolerance of drought but does not grow well under flooding or waterlogged conditions Cook et al.