Taxon: Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus

Genus: Microstegium
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 316751
Place of publication: Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon sér. 2, 68:201. 1921
Name Verified on: 29-Apr-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands, - Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Indochina; Thailand
    • Malesia: Philippines

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere, incl. United States


  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. 1960 (Grass BCIP)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Koyama, T. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions. 1987 (Grass Japan)
  • Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  • Randall, R. P. A global compendium of weeds. 2002 (Global Comp Weeds)
  • Redman, D. E. 1995. Distribution and habitat types for Nepal Microstegium [Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) Camus] in Maryland and the District of Columbia (Castanea) 60:270-275.
  • Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  • Tzvelev, N. N. Zlaki SSSR. 1976 (Grass USSR)
  • University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health invasive and exotic species of North America (on-line resource). (Invasive Species)
  • USDA National Agricultural Library National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource). (Nat Invasive Sp Info)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

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