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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An Interactive Selection Tool http: Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, Habitat Top of page C.

Evidence suggests that nlemfuensid types, at least of C. Culms to about 40 cm tall, The date of the initial introduction of C. Early elite variety, distributed to other countries including Malawi and USA.

This grass has been intentionally introduced repeatedly in tropical and subtropical regions to be used as a forage and silage crop. A combination of cynodkn and chemical methods is recommended for the management of large infestations of C. It is a fast-growing C 4 grass that spreads mostly vegetatively.

Fire Plants recover quickly after fire, and can even benefit through spittlebug and disease control by fire. Inflorescence a digitate or sub-digitate panicle, nlemfunsis spreading, spike-like racemes cm long, in whorls.


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More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Forage quality nlemfuensie harvested or grazed every weeks is about the same for most star grasses. This species does not tolerate prolonged flooding or shaded conditions, but can survive waterlogging for days.

The major diseases affecting C.

Physiology and Phenology C. Distribution Top of page C. 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. Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser.

Cynodon nlemfuensis

Top growth killed by frost. Palatable and high quality forage when harvested or grazed regularly. However, they are mostly not very shade tolerant, and can be shaded out by taller grasses and trees. nlemfuensi

Ability to spread Some types produce reasonable amounts of seed and have vigorous seedlings, so there is considerable potential for spread by seed. Grow on a wide range of soil types from sands to heavy clays, although best in moist, well-drained, lighter textured soils. Larger types are suitable for cut-and-carry. Reproductive Biology Evidence available suggests that C. Higher yielding than ‘Ona’ and ‘Florico’ but slightly lower digestibility.

Agronomy Guidelines for the establishment and management of sown pastures. The species has the capability to easily re-sprout from stolons and rooted runners.


Bishop Museum Press, pp. Burning is not recommended because fire can stimulate growth of new plants. Requires higher fertility than Paspalum notatumHemarthria altissima and Digitaria eriantha pangola.

Cynodon nlemfuensis – Wikispecies

Stolons often woody, and culms to cm tall, and mm in diameter near the base. Strengths Rapid establishment from vegetative cuttings. The area should be free of C. It has escaped from cultivation into natural areas, where it rapidly colonizes new areas nlemfuensiis dense mats which are very difficult to control because plants easily re-sprout from remnant stolons and rooted runners Smith and Valenzuela, ; Cook et al. London and New York. Institutional collection from Johannesburg, South Africa.

There are also records of leaf blight disease caused by Thanatephorus cucumeris during the rainy season, black choke on inflorescences and leaves caused by Ephelis sp.

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Detailed decription of more than grassland species. Plant and animal families Plant and animal species.

Swaziland’s Alien Plants Database. Wunderlin and Hansen, Most workers agree that C. Herbage Abstracts, 40 3: