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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Echinochloa polystachya Kunth Hitchc. Introduced to northern Australia but not widespread. Can be grazed, or conserved on dried soil surfaces. At present this species has only become naturalised in small areas of northern and central Queensland and the Northern Territory.

It can grow in water up to 2 m deep and can survive up to 3 m echinochloaa for short periods. Link, Panicum spectabile Nees ex Trin. These flower spikelets 4.


Its protein and ash contents decrease with age. Collectively, the members of this genus are called barnyard grasses though this may also refer to E. The action plan for Australian birds Seed heads are produced throughout the year when plants have stems longer than 1 m. Generally no growth under dry conditions unless there is a high water table, but re-establishes from stems and stolons with subsequent flooding.


Aquatic herbaceous plants of the Amazon floodplains: Supports high stocking rates with rotational grazing with day rest. Polystacnya fungi Echionchloa monoceras and Exserohilum monoceras have been evaluated with some success as potential biocontrol agents of common barnyard grass in rice fields. German grass Echinochloa polystachyaaerial part, fresh.

Upper floret lemma 4. Comparatively high nutritional value especially polystachta the dry season when dryland grasses have matured into very low quality feed.

Echinochloa polystachya

Aleman grass Echinochloa polystachya H. Several outbreaks resulting in cattle mortality have been reported in Paraiba and Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil Silva et al. German grass can grow on echinochlo wide range of soils with medium to high fertility provided they are very wet and not well-drained.

Utilization of four grass forage species [ Brachiaria mutica, Pennisetum purpureum, Axonopus scoparius, Echinochloa polystachya ] in rabbit feeding in the Tropic [Peru].

It is still cultivated in ponded pastures in this region. Very palatable grass but access by livestock may be limited by depth of water. The leaf sheaths are hairless i. The use of allelopathic legume cover and mulch species for weed control in cropping systems. The Amity cultivar was introduced into Australia in the s to improve the productivity of ponded pastures.


Cutting below 40 cm reduces yield. Panicle axis 20—30 cm long.

Echinochloa polystachya growth is closely linked to the annual rise and fall of water levels over the floodplain surface Piedade et al. Seed yields and quality are very low. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Echinochloa.

In Australia, it has been introduced to enhance the productivity of Para grass stands Hannan-Jones et al. Stem sections with 2—3 nodes are planted with 1 node above the surface. Leaf and canopy photosynthetic CO 2 uptake of a stand of Echinocloa polystachya on the Central Amazon floodplain.