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Taxon: Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv.

Genus: Axonopus
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 6174
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 12, 154. 1812
Name verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 10 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • blanket grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • broadleaf carpet grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • carpet grass   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • Dorrington grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • lawn grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • Louisiana grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • tropical carpet grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • ditan cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • Teppichgras   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • assonopo compresso   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • tsurume-hishiba   (Source: F Okin ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • pasto-chato   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • alfombra   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • cañamazo dulce   (Source: Grass Cuba II) – Spanish
  • grama trenza   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • zacate amargo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:53. 1992)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:53. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:53. 1992)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Weed CIBA)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas [c.], Florida [s.], Georgia [w.-c.], Louisiana [s.], Mississippi [n.e.], South Carolina [s.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas [e.]
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized in paleotropics

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Malaysia

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:53 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:53.
  • Abbiw, D. K. 1990. Useful plants of Ghana.
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II. Cavanillesia Altera 3:1–163.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986–. Flora of the Guianas.
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1927. Grasses of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 24:291-556.
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  • Kamal-Uddin, M. et al. 2009. Floristic composition of weed community in turf grass area of West Peninsular Malaysia. Int. J. Agric. Biol. 11:13–20.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv.:


Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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