Allelopathic potential of Bothriochloa laguroides var. laguroides
Bothriochloa laguroides var. laguroides (Poaceae) is a perennial plant growing up to 1 m high, originating from the Americas. It produces many biologically active compounds. The allelopathic potential of aqueous extracts from roots, stems and leaves was examined and tested on Lactuca sativa and Zea mays, known to be sensitive and commonly used in bioassay, as well as on Paspalum guenoarum and Eragrostis curvula. It appeared that after 4 and 7 days, root, stem and leaf extracts caused inhibition of root and shoot elongation respectively in all 4 species studied.
Scrivanti L R (2010) Allelopathic potential of Bothriochloa laguroides var. laguroides (DC.) Herter (Poaceae: Andropogonaea). Flora 205, 302-305.