Effect of Aerobic Priming on the Response of Echinochloa crus-pavonis to Anaerobic Stress. Plant Physiology ; I. O. Akobundu, C.W. Agyakwa. Echinochloa crus-pavonis* (Kunth) Schult. Mant. 2: (). Classification. ( GPWG ): Subfamily Panicoideae. Paniceae. Basionym. Echinochloa crus-pavonis, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Weeds of rice in West Africa. Stems are flattened at the base.

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Rare but abondant when present Crus-pavoins Underground system Roots at lower nodes. Panicum scindens Nees ex Steud. Young shoots are eaten as a vegetable in Java. Erectascending grass. Panicum goiranii Rouy Panicum grossum Salisb.

Echinochloa is from Greek echinos for hedgehog and chloe or chloa for grass, referring to the bristly spikelets; crus-pavonis is from Latin crus, the leg or thigh and pavo, a peacock. It is also suited for silage, but not for hay.

This species is considered an invasive species in North America where it occurs throughout the continental United States. It grows on variety of wet sites such as ditches, low areas in fertile croplands and wet wastes, often growing in water.


Sheaths glabrous, often purplish; ligules absent; blades cm long, mm wide, glabrous. The seed heads are a distinctive feature, often purplish, with large millet-like seeds in crowded spikelets. Pale brownish, broad-elliptic to ovateto 1. There are two varieties of E. Reported to be preventative and tonic, barnyard grass echinochkoa a folk remedy in India for carbuncleshaemorrhagessoresspleen trouble, cancer and wounds.

Dai Echinochloa disticha St. Barnyard grass was one of the five most cultivated crops during Joseon Dynasty in Korea.

A warm-season grass used as cattle fodder and is sometimes cultivated for this purpose. Moench Oplismenus crus-galli L. Local weediness Burkina Faso: It is also found in southern Canada from British Columbia east to Newfoundland.

Panicum cristagalli Gromov ex Trautv. Rural Development Administration echinochooa South Korean government discovered barnyard grass effectively lowers blood sugar and cholesterol when consumed according to Yonhap.

Poaceae – Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Kunth) Schult.

Log In New Account Sitemap. Fruit Pale brownish, broad-elliptic to ovateto 1. Panicum alectromerum Dulac nom. Presl Oplismenus zelayensis Kunth Orthopogon crus-galli L. Barnyard grass commonly occurs throughout tropical Asia and Africa in fields and along roadsides, ditches, along railway lines, and in disturbed areas such as gravel pits and dumps. Plants annual or short-lived perennials.


Echinochloa are similar to Panicum ecchinochloa Setaria due to the hard single-seeded spikelets; however, the one-sided racemes, lack of ligules, large, pointed spikelets and lack of subtending bristles separates this genus. Frequent and usually abundant. It is fed green to animals and provides fodder throughout the year; hay made from this plant can be kept up to 6 years.

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Individual plants can produce up to 40, seeds per year. FNAChase This grass is also used for reclamation of saline and alkaline areas, especially in Egypt. Stem Stout, spongy stem that is rounded and has thick roots. Spikelets 3 mm long, 1 mm wide, disarticulating below the glumes at maturity. This grass is subject to brown spota fungal infection caused by Bipolaris oryzae.