Axonopus

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  • Info Axonopus is a genus of grasses known generally as carpetgrass. more...
  • Axonopus fissifolius is a grass species which is often used as permanent pasture.
  • Some authorities consider Ophiochloa to be a taxonomic synonym of Axonopus.
  • The larvae are known to feed on Axonopus compressus.
  • Threats to the species include damage to the habitat by feral pigs and the presence of the non-native narrow-leaved carpetgrass (Axonopus fissifolius).
  • The finch will also take seed from rice ears, and its spread into gardens has been aided by another preferred food plant, carpet grass, Axonopus compressus, which is a common lawn grass in Fiji.
  • The larvae are known to feed on Axonopus compressus and Oplismenus compositus.
  • The larvae feed on various Poaceae species, including Axonopus compressus, Eremochloa ophiuroides, Stenotaphrum secundatum and Poa pratensis.
  • Larvae are known to feed on Setaria barbata, Axonopus compressus, Rottboellia cochinchinensis and Brachiaria mutica.
  • The larvae feed on Paspalum conjugatum, Paspalum polystachium and Axonopus compressus.
  • It is often cultivated together as a following grass species: Axonopus affinis, Axonopus fissifolius, Brachiaria decumbens, Cynodon dactylon, Digitaria eriantha, Paspalum nicorae, and Paspalum notatum.
  • The Park is planted with Axonopus compressus for the grass, and planted Chukrasia tabularis, Michelia chapensis, Cinnamomum camphora, Bauhinia variegata, Ficus microcarpa and Bauhinia blakeana which is the floral emblem of Hong Kong and 400 different varieties.