Taxon: Cortaderia selloana (Schult. & Schult. f.) Asch. & Graebn.

Genus: Cortaderia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
      Tribe: Danthonieae
Nomen number: 11618
Place of publication: Syn. mitteleur. Fl. 2(1):325. 1900
Name Verified on: 06-Jul-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Feb-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F)
  • Animal food: fodder (in New Zealand fide Mansf Ency)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Libya; Tunisia
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Eastern Cape, - Western Cape, - Gauteng, - Mpumalanga
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - South Australia, - Tasmania, - Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy - Sardinia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • : United States
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, - Washington
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - South Carolina
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Chile - Juan Fernandez

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Zhejiang, - Jiangsu
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica


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