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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Carpet grass is mainly found in permanent pastures where it can be heavily grazed by livestock or frequently cut.
Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliusaerial part, fresh. Defoliation by cutting or heavy grazing prevents aaxonopus 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.
Turf & Weed ID Information for carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis)
The general habit is erect and branching. It is much valued in shaded orchards of Hawaii Smith et al. Recovery of pasture seed ingested by ruminants. In Angus steers fed mature carpet grass hay in pens, DM intake reached Freezing tolerance and nonstructural carbohydrate composition of carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase.
Revision of sffinis genus Axonopus Poaceae: It becomes chlorotic affunis soils with pH above 7. In the USA, carpet grass is often referred to as a good cover crop and soil erosion controller for shaded sloping fields.
Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis)
Digestion of seed in sacco and in vitro. Blanket grass Axonopus compressus. A review of carpet grass Axonopus affinis in relation to the improvement of carpet grass based pasture. Tropical pasture and fodder zxonopus.
References Cohen, ; Lloyd et al. Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. Carpet grass Axonopus fissifolius.
Changes in characteristics of pastures in the coastal subtropics when grazed by cattle during years of low rainfall. The stems root at the nodes FAO, ; Cook et al. No information found Hawaii at Manoa, Coop. A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes. Carpet grass tended to be more abundant in sheep and beef cattle pastures than in dairy pasture Campbell et al. Effect of molasses-urea supplements on digestibility of mature carpet grass Axonopus affinis and liveweight change of beef steers.
The leaves are cm long and mm broad, flat or aaffinis, glabrous or sparsely hairy on the lower face. 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. It can be sown with other grasses Axonopus compressusPaspalum dilatatum affniis, Cynodon dactylonand Setaria sphacelata or legumes Aeschynomene falcataAeschynomene villosaArachis glabrataArachis pintoiLotus uliginosusTrifolium repensTrifolium semipilosumVigna parkeri FAO, ; Cook et al.
Lim Han Kuo, axohopus 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. Axonopus fissifolius Raddi Kuhlm.
It prefers moist acid sandy soils, or sandy axoopus soils. When it is sown Axonopus fissifolius can be broadcast on a well-prepared seedbed and then rolled in FAO, Supplementation to reduce lactational anoestrus in first-calf heifers grazing native pastures in the subtropics. First record of the genus for Europe axonopua taxonomic novelties.
Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliusaerial part, fresh Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliushay. Effect of supplementing sheep with oat grain on their affihis, digestion, and nitrogen balance when fed chopped carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase hay. Better pastures for the tropics and subtropics.
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. Compositional data of feeds and concentrates.
Ecology of subtropical grasses in aonopus pastures: References Aregheore et al. Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value.
Axonopus affinis Chase, Paspalum fissifolium Raddi. The slender inflorescences bear spike-like racemes, which are cm long.
Once established, carpet grass smothers out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making adfinis a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al.
When sown with dallis grass Paspalum dilatatum or Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon in low fertility soilsAxonopus fissifolius may gradually become invasive FAO, The effect of storage in cattle dung on viability of tropical pasture seeds. Effect of supplementation on liveweight of steers and digestibilty of diet. The spikelets are about 2 mm long, alternatively arranged on the rachis Bogdan, Carpet grass is not suitable for hay and affijis or for stand-over or deferred feeding because of its low productivity and poor nutritional value after the stems have flowered FAO, ; Affinus et al.
Tropical Grassland Society of Australia. It can be vegetatively propagated through runners or sown, as it seeds easily FAO, ; Cook et al. It forms dense mats that are cm high but the flowering culms may reach cm.