Brachiaria

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Brachiaria

a genus of the grass family Poaceae; contain steroidal saponins; manifested clinically by photosensitization. Includes B. brizantha (signal grass, St. Lucia grass), B. decumbens (signal grass), B. humidicola (Koronivia grass), B. radicans (tanner grass), B. ruziziensis. Unidentified species (called also Brazilian tanner grass) may cause nitrite poisoning.

Brachiaria mutica
the grass is not normally poisonous but may contain enough oxalate to cause osteodystrophy fibrosa in horses at pasture. Called also para grass.
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Effect of potassium nitrate or urea as NPN source and levels of mangosteen peel on in vitro gas and methane production using molasses, Operculina turperthum and Brachiaria mutica as substrate.
Grasses represented in this region were Brachiaria mutica (para grass), Brachiaria ruziziensis (ruzi grass), Pennisetum purpureum (napier grass) and Panicum maximum (guinea grass).