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, The effect of storage in cattle dung on viability of tropical pasture seeds. No information found Effect of supplementing sheep with oat grain on their intake, digestion, and nitrogen balance when fed chopped carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase hay. Revision of the genus Axonopus Poaceae: Carpet grass Axonopus fissifolius. 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.
Freezing tolerance and nonstructural carbohydrate composition of carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase. Weed control and weed potential Once established, carpet wffinis smothers out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making it a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al.
The axonopux are about 2 mm long, alternatively arranged on the rachis Bogdan, 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 it a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al. Carpet grass tended to be more abundant in sheep and beef cattle pastures than in dairy pasture Campbell et al.
Cover crop and soil quality improver In the USA, carpet grass is often referred to as a good cover crop and soil erosion controller for shaded sloping fields. Tropical Grassland Society of Australia. Better pastures for the tropics and subtropics.
References Cohen, ; Lloyd arfinis al. Seed of six tropical pasture species fed to cattle, sheep and goats. Some commercial cultivars exist Campbell et al.
When sown with dallis grass Paspalum dilatatum or Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon in low fertility soilsAxonopus fissifolius may gradually become invasive FAO, Axonopus affinis Chase, Paspalum fissifolium Raddi.
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. A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes. Recovery of pasture seed ingested by ruminants. It can be vegetatively propagated through runners or sown, as it seeds easily FAO, ; Cook et al.
*Axonopus fissifolius (Axonopus affinis) — Noosa’s Native Plants
References Aregheore et al. It becomes chlorotic on soils with pH above 7. When it is sown Axonopus fissifolius can be broadcast on a well-prepared seedbed and then rolled in FAO, Phosphorus nutrition of beef cattle. The general habit is erect and branching.
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Carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis)
Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliushay. Ecology of subtropical grasses in temperate pastures: Axonopus fissifolius Raddi Kuhlm. It improves soil axoonpus, and increases water infiltration rates and soil water axonous Smith et al. Effect of supplementation on liveweight of steers and digestibilty of diet. Effect of molasses-urea supplements on digestibility of mature carpet grass Axonopus affinis and liveweight change of beef steers. A review of carpet grass Axonopus affinis in relation to the improvement of carpet grass based pasture.
Carpet grass is mainly found in permanent pastures where it can be heavily grazed by livestock or frequently cut.
Carpet grass is not suitable for hay and silage or for stand-over or deferred feeding because of its low productivity and poor nutritional value after the stems have flowered FAO, ; Cook et al. It can be sown with other grasses Axonopus compressusPaspalum dilatatumCynodon dactylonand Setaria sphacelata or legumes Aeschynomene falcataAeschynomene villosaArachis glabrataArachis pintoiLotus uliginosusTrifolium repensTrifolium semipilosumVigna parkeri FAO, ; Cook et al.
It forms dense mats that are cm high but the flowering culms may reach cm.
Digestion of seed in sacco and in vitro.