Because of the general similarity in appearance between the various giant types of Cynodon, there has been considerable confusion over the years in the. Image of Cynodon nlemfuensis. Cynodon nlemfuensis Trusted Image of Cynodon nlemfuensis; Map of Cynodon nlemfuensis. See all media · See all maps. Varieties: C. n. var. nlemfuensis – C. n. var. robustus Cynodon nlemfuensis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S.

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Arachis pintoiCentrosema molle pubescensDesmodium uncinatumLotononis bainesiiStylosanthes guianensisTrifolium repens. Naturalised type of unknown origin. Good results are reported with Stylosanthes guianensis, Centrosema pubescens, Trifolium repens, and Lotononis bainesii. Nutritional value of tropical forage crops grown in Cuba. Very drought tolerant but produce little forage during periods of moisture stress.

The alien flowering plants of Mexico. A Global Compendium of Weeds. Requires higher fertility than Paspalum notatumHemarthria altissima and Digitaria eriantha pangola. Phosphorus levels in the DM of between 0.

Scientific name

Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize. Forage quality when harvested or grazed every weeks is about the same for most star grasses.

Farmers need to be aware that build up of nematodes under stargrass can lead to severe consequences in subsequent nematode-susceptible vegetable and ornamental crops. Standard for subsequent releases. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.

Broadleaf weeds can be controlled using a mixture of dicamba and 2,4-D. A largely robust, sometimes fine, stoloniferous non-rhizomatousdeep-rooted group of perennials. Forms a moderately open sod with clumps of erect stems giving a bunch effect. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Bermuda-grass; Rhodesian star grass; robust star grass; star grass Spanish: It is a fast-growing C 4 grass that spreads mostly vegetatively Smith and Valenzuela, Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 33 2: Fruits are caryopses with adherent pericarp Barkworth et al.


While reports of high levels of HCN in C. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. A contaminant in stands of C. Mas and Garcia-Molinari, Pests and diseases None of these grasses is greatly affected by disease, particularly if managed to remain young and leafy. These are very vigorous grasses that, unmanaged, can overgrow associated legumes. However, confirmed cases of prussic acid poisoning are not common. Larger types are suitable for cut-and-carry. These grasses can therefore become weeds in cropping systems, although they are not as serious as C.

Plants recover quickly after fire, and can even benefit through spittlebug and disease control by fire. Culms to about 40 cm tall, Coast cross Bermuda grass No. Potential to produce high levels of HCN. Dry matter intake, nutrient utilization and liveweight gain comparisons between Bos indicusBos taurus and crossbred cattle.

A more restricted flowering period than C.

Plants also recover quickly after fire Cook et al. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, Sanchez International Common Names English: Cynodon nlemfuensis African Bermuda-grass ; habit, showing runners.


Agronomy Guidelines for the establishment and management of sown pastures. Re-sprouts can be sprayed with a foliar application of glyphosate Goldstein, Generate a print friendly version nlemvuensis only the sections you need. Prevention and Control Top of page A combination of manual and chemical methods is recommended for the management of large infestations of C. Establishes rapidly with high forage production under high fertilisation.

Cynodon nlemfuensis Images – Useful Tropical Plants

Cereal and grass forages Forage plants. Environmental Impact Top of page C.

Adapted to soils that are saturated but not flooded for long periods of time. The risk of introduction of C. Evaluation of three tropical grasses.

Stargrass is most nutritious when grazed every weeks. Legon Agricultural Research Bulletin, 1: Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. Risk and Impact Factors Top of page Invasiveness Proved invasive outside its native range Has a broad native range Abundant in its native range Highly adaptable to different environments Is a habitat generalist Tolerates, or benefits from, cultivation, browsing pressure, mutilation, fire etc Pioneering in disturbed areas Highly mobile locally Benefits from human association i.

Fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda and spittlebug Prosapia bicinata are the major insect pests Smith and Valenzuela, ; Cook et al.