Local name: Jaragua grass, Faragua grass, Yaragua grass, Puntero, Veyale, Senbelet, Yellow spike thatching grass, Thatching grass.
and mostly grown in spring to autumn. Jaragua grass is common on seasonally flooded grassland and open woodlands. Dry matter yields up to 19 ton
per hactare have been recorded. It is a coarse tropical tall growing grass which requires well drained sandy loam soils.
Jaragua grass is used for fodder and silage and is highly palatable, mainly used for beef production. When it becomes tall, it is not highly palatable to the livestock. It recovers quickly from grazing and must be cut frequently to control flowering. Also used for pulp for paper. The average content of protein is 7-9% at flowering stage.