Axonopus compressus

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Axonopus compressus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Genus: Axonopus
A. compressus
Binomial name
Axonopus compressus

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[edit]

  • English: broadleaf carpetgrass,[1] carpet-grass,[2] 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)


  1. ^ "Axonopus compressus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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