Paspalum is a genus of plants in the grass family. The group is widespread across much of Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas Commonly known as paspalum, bahiagrasses, crowngrasses or dallis grasses, many of the species are tall perennial New World grasses. They are warm-season C4 grasses and are most diverse in subtropical and tropical regions. The ergot Claviceps paspali is a sac fungus that grows on Paspalum, producing ergot alkaloids and the tremorgen paspalitrem; it causes "paspalum staggers" poisoning in cattle. Tussock paspalum (P. quadrifarium) is considered a weed in Australia.

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  • Paspalum, es un género de plantas herbáceas perteneciente a la familia de las poáceas. Es un género cosmopolita que se distribuye por las regiones templadas. (es)
  • Paspalum is a genus of plants in the grass family. The group is widespread across much of Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas Commonly known as paspalum, bahiagrasses, crowngrasses or dallis grasses, many of the species are tall perennial New World grasses. They are warm-season C4 grasses and are most diverse in subtropical and tropical regions. P. scrobiculatum (koda, varuka, varuku, etc.) is a millet locally grown as food grain. Some species, such as bahiagrass (P. notatum) and P. nicorae, are grown for pasturage, especially with the perennial forage peanut (Arachis glabrata) as a companion crop. Bahiagrass has also some significance as a honey plant. Water finger-grass (P. vaginatum) resembles bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon), but has a higher salinity tolerance and can consume greywater. It is not infrequently used for arena and golf course turf in warmer coastal regions, such as Baja California, Florida, Peru, Texas and Venezuela. Dedicated paspalum cultivars such as 'Aloha Seashore' or 'Platinum TE' have been produced for such uses. Paspalums are also food for caterpillars of lepidopterans such as the pasture day moth (Apina callisto), and those of the dark palm dart (Telicota ancilla) which feed on P. urvillei. Granivorous birds often eat paspalum seeds; the chestnut-breasted munia (Lonchura castaneothorax) readily feeds on the seeds of P. longifolium, for example. The ergot Claviceps paspali is a sac fungus that grows on Paspalum, producing ergot alkaloids and the tremorgen paspalitrem; it causes "paspalum staggers" poisoning in cattle. Tussock paspalum (P. quadrifarium) is considered a weed in Australia. (en)
  • Paspalum L. è un genere delle Poacee. (it)
  • Paspalum est un genre de plantes monocotylédones de la famille des Poaceae (graminées), à répartition cosmopolite. C'est une plante de bord de mer ou de bords de lagune qui pousse dans des régions tropicales ou océaniques, selon les espèces. Le paspalum a l'apparence d'une grande herbe exondée très fréquente au bord des routes ou des canaux. Une des espèces, Paspalum dilatatum, supporte bien la sécheresse. (fr)
  • スズメノヒエ属(スズメノヒエぞく、学名: Paspalum)は、単子葉植物イネ科の属の一つ。草本である。日本にはいくつもの種があり、背が高いもの低いもの、大きいもの小さいものとあるが、いずれも多年草である。共通する特徴は、ほぼ円盤形をした小穂である。 (ja)
  • Paspalum é um género botânico pertencente à família Poaceae. Na classificação taxonômica de Jussieu (1789), Paspalum é o nome de um gênero botânico, ordem Gramineae, classe Monocotyledones com estames hipogínicos. (pt)
  • Paspalum (synoniem: Thrasya) is een geslacht uit de grassenfamilie (Poaceae). De soorten van dit geslacht komen voor in delen van de hele wereld. (nl)
  • 雀稗属(学名:Paspalum)是禾本科下的一个属,为一年生或多年生草本植物。该属共有约300种,分布于温带地区。 (zh)
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  • * Anachyris (Nees)
  • * Ceresia (Pers.)
  • * Cleachne (Roll.-Germ. ex Rottb.)
  • * Cymatochloa (Schltdl.)
  • * Dimorphostachys (E.Fourn.)
  • * Maizilla (Schltdl.)
  • * Paspalanthium (Desv.)
  • * Reimaria (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Flüggé)
  • * Sabsab (Adans.)
  • * Thrasyopsis (Parodi)
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  • Paspalum
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  • Paspalum distichum
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  • Paspalum dimidiatum
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  • Paspalum, es un género de plantas herbáceas perteneciente a la familia de las poáceas. Es un género cosmopolita que se distribuye por las regiones templadas. (es)
  • Paspalum L. è un genere delle Poacee. (it)
  • Paspalum est un genre de plantes monocotylédones de la famille des Poaceae (graminées), à répartition cosmopolite. C'est une plante de bord de mer ou de bords de lagune qui pousse dans des régions tropicales ou océaniques, selon les espèces. Le paspalum a l'apparence d'une grande herbe exondée très fréquente au bord des routes ou des canaux. Une des espèces, Paspalum dilatatum, supporte bien la sécheresse. (fr)
  • スズメノヒエ属(スズメノヒエぞく、学名: Paspalum)は、単子葉植物イネ科の属の一つ。草本である。日本にはいくつもの種があり、背が高いもの低いもの、大きいもの小さいものとあるが、いずれも多年草である。共通する特徴は、ほぼ円盤形をした小穂である。 (ja)
  • Paspalum é um género botânico pertencente à família Poaceae. Na classificação taxonômica de Jussieu (1789), Paspalum é o nome de um gênero botânico, ordem Gramineae, classe Monocotyledones com estames hipogínicos. (pt)
  • Paspalum (synoniem: Thrasya) is een geslacht uit de grassenfamilie (Poaceae). De soorten van dit geslacht komen voor in delen van de hele wereld. (nl)
  • 雀稗属(学名:Paspalum)是禾本科下的一个属,为一年生或多年生草本植物。该属共有约300种,分布于温带地区。 (zh)
  • Paspalum is a genus of plants in the grass family. The group is widespread across much of Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas Commonly known as paspalum, bahiagrasses, crowngrasses or dallis grasses, many of the species are tall perennial New World grasses. They are warm-season C4 grasses and are most diverse in subtropical and tropical regions. The ergot Claviceps paspali is a sac fungus that grows on Paspalum, producing ergot alkaloids and the tremorgen paspalitrem; it causes "paspalum staggers" poisoning in cattle. Tussock paspalum (P. quadrifarium) is considered a weed in Australia. (en)
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  • Paspalum (en)
  • Paspalum (es)
  • Paspalum (it)
  • Paspalum (fr)
  • スズメノヒエ属 (ja)
  • Paspalum (nl)
  • Paspalum (pt)
  • 雀稗属 (zh)
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