Paspalum

Paspalum

▪ plant genus
 genus of annual and perennial grasses of the family Poaceae, containing about 400 species distributed throughout warm regions of the world. Some are valuable forage grasses. P. dilatatum, a South American species, is also grown in Australian and North American (where it is known as dallis grass) pastures. Paspalum urvillei, known as vasey grass in North America, is grown as hay in other areas in which it is native. Water couch, or knotgrass (P. distichum), forms large, flat mats along shores and in ditches in North and South America and Europe; it is used as a lawn grass in Australia.

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  • Paspalum — dilatatum Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Paspălum — (P. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Gramineae Paniceae, 3. Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; Arten zahlreich, sämmtlich von keinem besonderen Interesse …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Paspălum — L., Gattung der Gräser, charakterisiert durch einblütige, meist stumpfliche Ährchen, zwei bis vierzeilige Trauben oder Ähren, welch letztere zu zwei bis vielen fingerig oder rispig, selten einzeln stehen, und knorpelig harte Deck und Vorspelzen.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Paspalum — Ver texto Paspalum es un género de plantas de la familia de las Poaceas, orden Poales, subclase Liliidae, clase Liliopsida, división Magnoliophyta. ● Paspalum alcalinum Mez ● Paspalum amphicarpum Ekman ● Paspalum amplum Nash ● Paspalum anceps Mez …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Paspalum —   Paspalum P. dilatatum …   Wikipedia Español

  • paspalum — noun tall tufted perennial tropical American grass naturalized as pasture and forage grass in southern United States • Syn: ↑dallisgrass, ↑dallis grass, ↑Paspalum dilatatum • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Paspalum …   Useful english dictionary

  • paspalum — noun Any member of the genus Paspalum of tall perennial grasses, the bahiagrasses or Dallis grasses …   Wiktionary

  • Paspalum — Pas·pa·lum (pasґpə ləm) a genus of grasses commonly eaten by livestock in Asia and Africa. Some species contain a toxic hydrocarbon that can cause paspalism; other species are sometimes contaminated with an ergot and cause paspalum… …   Medical dictionary

  • paspalum — pas·pa·lum (pasґpə ləm) any grass of the genus Paspalum …   Medical dictionary

  • Paspalum — spp. Paspalum (E); Cabezona (D). Many species serve as emergency food sources and as forage plants …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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