jaraguagrass, USDA PLANTS Symbol: HYRU2 U.S. Nativity: Exotic Habit: Grass or Grasslike. Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees) Stapf. H. rufa is a tall perennial grass widely naturalized in tropical and subtropical regions of the world where it has been intentionally introduced. The plant is often gathered from the wild for local use in thatching and weaving, whilst it is also widely cultivated through many areas of the tropics as a drought.

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jaraguagrass: Hyparrhenia rufa (Cyperales: Poaceae): Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

It is now starting to colonise adjacent pasture paddocks and is considered to pose a significant threat to rangeland biodiversity in northern Australia. Monocotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness H. Dry matter yields can range between 4. Oxalate content of some commonly grazed pasture forages of Lango and Acholi Districts of Uganda. Boletim de Industria Animal, 39 2: Plants of the Eastern Caribbean.

It can be sown alone or in mixtures with other grasses or legumes with which it does well. Pasturas Tropicales, 17 2: The alien flowering plants of Mexico. Botanical composition and quality of the diet selected by young cattle with fistulae on native savannah pasture. Its nutritive value increased with the addition of ammonia or urea Oliveira et al. Botanical composition of diets selected by cattle on a natural pasture in Brazil.


Sheldon Navie mature flower spikelets Photo: A review of guinea grass Panicum maximum for wet tropics of Australia.

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In Africa, within its native range, H. Feed value of selected tropical grasses, legumes and concentrates. Contribution to the study of the composition and digestibility rufx jaragua grass Hyparrhenia rufa Nees Hyparrhdnia. Responses to simulated herbivory and water stress in two tropical C 4 grasses.

Promoting intake of Cratylia argentea as a dry season supplement for cattle grazing Hyparrhenia rufa in the subhumid tropics. Sheaths sparsely long-pilose, the hairs white, appressed at base, upper sheaths glabrous but with margins ciliate and hairs readily deciduous; ligule a firm, brownish membrane, Environmental Impact Top of page H.

Jaragua hay protein 6. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory. With adequate supplementation, jaragua grass can support moderate animal performance, and even high performance when the pasture is well managed.

The risk of introduction of H. Survey of the mineral status of pastures and small ruminants in the West Region of Cameroon. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hyparrhenia rufa.

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This grass has been intentionally introduced repeatedly in tropical and subtropical hyprrhenia to be used as a fodder, forage, hay, and silage crop FAO, Britton NL; Wilson P, Datasheet Hyparrhenia rufa Jaragua grass.

Hyparrhenia rufa

Hyparrhenia rufa Nees Stapf. Effect of level of Leucaena leucocephala in the diet on feed intake, growth and feed efficiency of Yankasa rams. It is hyparrhejia used for grazing beef cattleand it is also used to raise dairy cattlesheepand goats. Fresh jaragua grass protein 5.

Assessment of animal selection hyparrheniz herbaceous and woody plants in both rainy and dry seasons in Muy Muy, Nicaragua. This grass is a pyrophytewell adapted to habitat with an annual wildfire cycle. Plants of Saint Lucia.

Sheldon Navie ‘seed-head’ interspersed with leafy bracts Photo: Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page H. CRC World dictionary of grasses: Jaragua grass can also be used as hay or silage and should be cut before flowering at a height of cm FAO, ; Sarwatt et al.