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Axonopus compressus
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Scientific classification

Axonopus compressus (syn. Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P.Beauv. var. australis G.A.Black, Milium compressum Sw., Paspalum compressum (Sw.) Nees, Paspalum platycaule Willd. ex Steud., Paspalum platycaulon Poir.) is a species of grass. It is often used as a permanent pasture, groundcover, and turf in moist, low fertility soils, particularly in shaded situations. It is generally too low-growing to be useful in cut-and-carry systems or for fodder conservation.

While not optimal, it is occasionally used for football fields especially those which are not for elite competitions or where only a low level of maintenance can be done.

Common names

  • English: broadleaf carpetgrass, carpet-grass, American carpet grass, tropical carpet grass, blanket grass, lawn grass, Louisiana grass, savanna grass, Kearsney grass,
  • Fijian: kambutu ni vavalangi
  • French: buffalo américain
  • Spanish: "Grama Brasilera (Arg.)", alfombra, grama bahiana, grama trenza, zacate amargo, zacate dulce
  • Portuguese: grama-são-carlos, grama curitibana, grama-sempre-verde, grama tapete, capim-bananal, pasto
  • Malay: "rumput parit" (grass – common species found natively in South East Asia)
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