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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Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. A searchable catalogue of grass and forage legumes.

Seed is not commercially available due to generally poor seed-set. It is not suited to cut-and-carry. Used for grazing and hay production on poorly drained soils.

The armyworm complex Laphigma spp.

It tolerates acid soils down to pH 4. Harvest for ensiling should be done at weeks of regrowth and no later than 6 weeks. Grows in soils of any texture, providing moisture is adequate. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox cpmpressa. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.

Hemarthria compressa (L.f.) | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

Limpo grass Hemarthria altissimaaerial part, fresh. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation Trends. Least Concern ver 3.


Agronomic evaluation of seven accessions of Hemarthria altissima Poir. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.

However, due to its prostrate habit, animals cannot fully utilize it. Crude protein in-vitro organic matter digestion and yield of stockpiled Limpo Grasses Hemarthria-Altissima.

Hemarthriia indication of whether a population is stable, or increasing or decreasing. Not well suited to cut-and-carry. Probably from Limpopo Province, South Africa. CreteItaly incl. Grazing management and nitrogen fertilization effects on vaseygrass persistence in limpograss pastures.

Document specific search options Title. Rhachis internode tip oblique; flat.

Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the com;ressa available.

RBG Kew: GrassBase – Hemarthria compressa Description

Can include ecosystem services. When the grass reaches 10 cm or more high, susceptible weeds can be controlled with dicamba.

Grows in similar environment to Acroceras macrum.

Upper glume oblong; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Sanguinella thunbergii Gleichen ex P. Normally not planted with other grasses. Pedicels fused to internode; united wholly; oblong; flattened; tip rectangular.

Hemarthria compressa

The pasture is then destocked and allowed to accumulate for weeks, giving a good yield of moderate quality feed. Tolerance of limpograss PI to excess manganese compresza acid soil and nutrient solution.


No major insect problems have been observed. Optimal soil pH range is between 5. Once planted, it readily spreads by creeping rhizomes and culms rooting at the lower nodes Ecocrop, ; FAO, ; Cook et al. Intolerant of heavy grazing. Protein content is higher at the top of the canopy and the protein content in the leaves is twice that in the stems.

It can withstand short, seasonal dry periods, but does not tolerate long droughts. Carbohydrate fractions of tropical grasses at different cutting ages and under nitrogen fertilization. Since the species is widespread it is assessed as Least Concern. General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. During the dormant period, all tops can be grazed or cut off. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom hemarthra map.

hemarrthria SicilySpain incl. Fertilization effects on the yield and chemical composition of limpograss pasture. The use of stockpiled limpograss as a winter forage supplement for beef cows in south Florida.