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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It spreads easily and, once established, it is impossible for native species to establish again.

Leaf blades 30—36 cm long, 10—12 mm wide. Several outbreaks resulting in cattle mortality have been reported in Paraiba and Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil Silva et al.

A robust, vigorous, aquatic or semi-aquatic grass generally growing Echinochloa polystachya is an aquatic or sub-aquatic perennial with course culms 1—2.

Echinochloa polystachya is then considered a potential fibrous and low protein forage for rabbits. Views Read Edit View history. Yield and nutritive value of tropical forages. Echinochloa polystachya management in Louisiana rice. 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.


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Like other water grasses, it can spread into wetlands to form mono-specific stands that smother native species. Tropical and marginally subtropical lowlands. Seed yields and quality are very low. In Australia, its weed control management pokystachya be planned Hannan-Jones et al. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The leaf blades are flatenned, hairless i. Leaf and canopy photosynthetic CO 2 uptake of a stand of Echinocloa polystachya on the Central Amazon floodplain. Ligule a rim of stiff, yellow hairs to 4 mm long. From Orinoco Delta, Venezuela. Review polysachya on weeds of concern to northern Australia.

Such pastures are protein banks in periods of scarcity droughts and prevent weight losses in livestock Hannan-Jones et al.

Retrieved from ” https: Echinochloa spectabilis Nees ex Trin. The leaves are linear, cm long x mm wide Hannan-Jones et al.

Echinochloa polystachya growth is closely linked to the annual rise and fall of water levels over the floodplain surface Piedade et al. It grows on seasonally flooded wetlands or under very high rainfall conditions more than mm per year Hannan-Jones et al.


Plants Profile for Echinochloa polystachya (creeping river grass)

Queensland Government, Department of primary Industries and Fisheries. The nodes are densely hairy Hannan-Jones et al. Corresponding intakes for sheep increased from Comparatively high nutritional value especially during the dry season when dryland grasses have matured into very low quality feed. 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.

Note on high-nitrate para grass Brachiaria mutica silage given to rabbits. Echinochloa compressa – Axonopus compressus Echinochloa cubensis – Oplismenus hirtellus Echinochloa echinata P.

A geographical atlas of world weeds. However, as nitrate poisoning has been reported in rabbits fed Bermuda grass or Para grass containing high levels of nitrate Adegbola et al.