Agrostis javanica Burm. ex Kunth
Andropogon muticus (L.) Steud.
Andropogon polymorphus Steud.
Andropogon relictus Steud.
Andropogon repens Steud.
Ischaemum glabratum J.Presl
Ischaemum involutum Labill. ex Kunth
Ischaemum repens Roxb.
Tripsacum ischaemum Raspail
Tripsacum muticum (L.) Raspail
Ischaemum muticum is a spreading, stoloniferous, perennial grass with prostrate or rambling culms 15 - 40cm long. The much-branched culms root at the lower nodes, the plant forming a mat of growth. The stolons are long, often 5 metres or more in length[
The plant is utilized as a soil stabilizer and source of mulch material.
E. Asia - Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, W. Pacific
Open places, especially in sandy places and near the sea[
]. It often forms extensive colonies that bind the sand at the back of sandy beaches[
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The plant is usually found in areas receiving more than 1,500mm rainfall annually[
Tolerant of wet conditions, especially flooding, and short dry periods[
The plant is a weed in many annual and perennial crops[
]. It is an opportunistic and agressive colonizer of open or disturbed habitats and can develop into huge thickets in drainage canals and ditches. On the edges of secondary forest, plants grow very large, scrambling among bushes[
The plant is used to protect soil from erosion (especially coastal sand dunes) and to make compost and mulch[
The plant's presence is sometimes regarded as indicative of poor soil fertility[
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