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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Axonopus fissifolius – Wikipedia

Effect of supplementation on liveweight of steers and digestibilty of diet. Digestion of seed in sacco and in vitro. First record of the genus for Europe and taxonomic novelties.

Lim Han Kuo, Seed of axonoopus tropical pasture species fed to cattle, sheep and goats. 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)

References Aregheore et al. It can be vegetatively propagated through runners or sown, as it seeds easily FAO, ; Cook et al.

Growth response of eight tropical turfgrass species to salinity. Weed control and weed potential Once established, carpet grass axonopuus out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making it a good tool for reduced, or no chemical weed control Smith et al.

Changes in characteristics of pastures axonoppus the coastal subtropics when grazed by cattle during years of low affunis. 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.

Once established, carpet grass smothers out weeds with its dense sward growth habit, making it a axonopys tool for reduced, or no chemical weed axonnopus Smith et al. The effect of storage in cattle dung on viability of tropical pasture seeds. Revision of the genus Axonopus Poaceae: Freezing tolerance and nonstructural carbohydrate composition of carpet grass Axonopus affinis Chase. 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.

Recovery of pasture seed ingested by ruminants.

Turf & Weed ID Information for carpetgrass (Axonopus affinis)

Effect of molasses-urea supplements on digestibility of mature carpet grass Axonopus affinis and liveweight change of beef steers. The general habit is erect and branching. The spikelets sffinis about 2 mm long, alternatively arranged on the rachis Bogdan, It is valued as a cover crop and turf grass in moist, low fertility soils FAO, ; Cook et al.

Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. When it is sown Axonopus fissifolius can be broadcast on a well-prepared seedbed and then rolled in FAO, Cover crop and soil quality improver In the USA, carpet grass is often referred to axonlpus a good cover crop and soil erosion controller for shaded sloping fields.


Supplementation to reduce lactational anoestrus in first-calf heifers grazing native pastures in the subtropics. Defoliation by cutting or heavy grazing prevents flowering and the subsequent decrease in its nutritive value FAO, ; Cook axonopjs al.

Additional N in such mixed stands prevents carpet grass from becoming invasive and also helps maintaining it in its vegetative stage with a higher nutritive value. Ecology of subtropical grasses in temperate pastures: Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliushay.

Carpet grass tended to be more abundant in affinnis and beef cattle pastures than in dairy pasture Campbell et al.

No information found The stems root at the nodes FAO, ; Cook et al. Carpet grass is mainly found in permanent pastures where it can be heavily grazed by livestock or frequently cut. Cereal and grass forages Forage plants. References Cohen, ; Lloyd et al. Carpet grass Axonopus fissifoliusaerial part, afinis.