Local names: Para grass, Buffalo grass, Water grass,Pani wali ghas
It is ideally suited for heavy rainfall areas. It grows well in water logging conditions on ponds, river and canal banks and can withstand prolonged flooding. There are other species of Brachiaria-like B. brezentha, which does well under well drained soil.
This grass is highly palatable and nutritious. It contains 10.2% crude protein and 23.6% crude fibre in fresh grass. The grass is used as green fodder, soiling and even for dry hay