Echinochloa is a very widespread genus of plants in the grass family. Some of the species are Nakai – Pseudechinolaena polystachya; Echinochloa elephantipes – Panicum elephantipes; Echinochloa eruciformis – Brachiaria. Echinochloa polystachya (Kunth) Hitchc. Show All Show Tabs creeping river grass. Image of Echinochloa polystachya. General Information. Symbol: ECPO3. PSEUDECHINOLAENA polystachya (Kunth) Stapf [family POACEAE], in F.T.A. 9: (); Fl. Agrost. Congo Belge 2: 74 (); Ann. list grasses Ug.:

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Aleman grass Echinochloa polystachya H. Aspects of nitrogen-utilization in Asiatic water buffalo and Zebu cattle.

Echinochloa polystachya growth is closely linked to the annual rise and fall of water levels over the floodplain surface Piedade et al. Handbook of bioenergy crops: Melissa Collins stems and leaves Photo: Slaughter characteristics, carcass traits and yield of Criollo Limonero steers fattened on pasture with supplementation.

The leaf sheaths are hairless i. Seed heads are produced throughout the year when plants have stems longer than 1 m. Nutrient dynamics of the highly productive C 4 macrophyte Echinochloa polystachya on the Amazon floodplain.

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German grass (Echinochloa polystachya) | Feedipedia

Utilization of four grass forage species [ Brachiaria mutica, Pennisetum purpureum, Axonopus scoparius, Echinochloa polystachya ] in rabbit feeding in the Tropic [Peru]. Grows best in wet or seasonally flooded areas, where flooding can occur for 7—12 months of the year.


It can grow in water up to echonochloa m deep and can survive up to 3 m deep for short periods.

Note on high-nitrate para grass Brachiaria mutica silage given to rabbits. In Australia, German grass was found to threaten the habitat of water birds such as waterfowl, magpie goose and pygmy-goose, by displacing native plant species or by closing open waters, on which and where echionchloa feed, respectively Garnett et al.

Ornithospermum Durandenot validly published. A robust, vigorous, aquatic or semi-aquatic grass generally growing Agronomy Journal 93 1: When not grown on purpose, these grasses may become a nuisance to farmers. Average daily liveweight gains of about 0. Stems should plystachya manually planted into wet mud or mechanically into shallow water with a light weight tractor Hannan-Jones et al.

Tropical and marginally subtropical lowlands. Panicle axis 20—30 cm long. All animals exhibited low levels of total lipids and cholesterol, which indicated that this meat could be sold as light meat or low fat meat, which is interesting from a nutritional point of view for the consumer: Wikispecies has information related echinoculoa Echinochloa. Some of the species within echinoculoa genus are millets that are grown as cereal or fodder crops.

Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. Latin American Tables of Feed Composition. University of Florida, p.


Nitrate accumulation in the plant is thought to occur after prolonged drought followed by rain, which is what happened for instance in in Paraiba, where nitrate poisoning caused the deaths of 5 out 11 animals after they were fed German grass regrowth Medeiros et al.


Permanent grazing in natural wetlands or ponded pastures producing large yields of palatable fodder. The spikelets are awned, lanceolate and about mm long. It spreads easily and, once established, it is impossible for native species to establish again.

The action plan for Australian birds A weed of seasonally flooded areas e. Scientific American 3: Tolerates a wide range of soil fertility, but best on soils of medium to high fertility. Melissa Collins close-up of base of leaf blade showing ligule Photo: The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions federal and state legislation, and local government laws directly or indirectly related to each control method.

Very palatable grass but access by livestock may be limited by depth of water. Effect of supplementation regimes and vacuum ageing on palatability of beef longissimus from Criollo Limonero steers fattened on pasture. It also produces creeping stems i.

Plants Profile for Echinochloa polystachya (creeping river grass)

Ligule a rim of stiff, yellow hairs to 4 mm long. German grass Echinkchloa polystachyaaerial part, fresh German grass Echinochloa polystachyahay. It is still cultivated in ponded pastures in this region. Their life-span is about 34 days.