Taxon: Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin.

Genus: Chrysopogon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 10501
Place of publication: Fund. Agrost. 188. 1820
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Mar-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (for lawns fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:93. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:92-93. 1992)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Delhi, Mizoram; Nepal ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; Laos ; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Northern Territory, Queensland
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Uganda
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China


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