Axonopus compressus

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Axonopus compressus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Axonopus
Species: A. compressus
Binomial name
Axonopus compressus
(Sw.) P.Beauv.

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.

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: alfombra, grama bahiana, grama trenza, zacate amargo
  • Portuguese: grama-são-carlos, grama curitibana, grama-sempre-verde, grama tapete, capim-bananal, pasto
  • Malay: "cow grass"


  1. ^ "Axonopus compressus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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