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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Hyparrhenia rufa

Williams DG; Baruch Z, Rich Andropogon fulvicomus var. Estimates of breed direct, maternal and heterosis effects for weaning and yearling weights of beef cattle in the humid tropics of Mexico. It is also a useful thatching grass hhyparrhenia general purpose straw, and can be used to make pulp ruufa paper Quattrocchi, Dairy cows Supplementing poor quality jaragua hay with 1. A review of guinea grass Panicum maximum for wet tropics of Australia.

Hyparrhenia rufa is a species of grass known by the common names jaragua[3] jaragua grassand giant thatching grass. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map.


Agroforestry Systems 51 2 Ecological Applications 7 1 CRC World dictionary of grasses: Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 23 1 Effect of level of Leucaena leucocephala in the diet on feed intake, growth and feed efficiency of Yankasa rams.

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Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk. Jaragua seeds can be broadcast or sown in cm rows FAO, ; Ecocrop, Catalogue of the Seed Plants of the West Indies. Jaragua Hyparrhenia rufahay.

Continuous grazing is not recommended as it hinders jaragua growth and makes it disappear Quattrocchi, Please consider upgrading your browser to the hyparrheniw version or installing a new browser. It can be sown alone or in mixtures with other grasses or legumes with which it does well.

While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused by actions based on it. Bodyweight and carcass characteristics of Somali goats fed hay tufa with graded levels of peanut cake and wheat bran mixture.

Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hyparrhenia rufa

Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Perenial soybean and Jaragua hays.


African grass invasion in the Americas: The nutritive value of ensiled forages cut at three stages of growth. Invasive Plant Species of the World. Journal of Cytology and Genetics, The seeds are also able to disperse on the wind after fires and germinate well in these conditions Starr et al.

Nutritive value and forage availability of a jaragua grass Hyparrhenia rufa pasture. Though fermentation occurs slowly, jaragua silage quality is fairly good FAO, The digestible energy content of some tropical ruffa.

Hyparrhenia rufa – Useful Tropical Plants

Curepe, Trinidad and Tobago: Soil carbon, nutrients, and mycorrhizae during conversion of dry tropical forest to grassland. Monocotyledonae Summary of Invasiveness H. Hypzrrhenia rufa Nees Stapf [ Poaceae ]. This tall grass is mainly a weed of roadsides and disturbed sites, however it is starting to spread away from these habitats and is beginning to dominate native pastures and grasslands.

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