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Taxon: Eragrostis japonica (Thunb.) Trin.

 
Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Subtribe: Eragrostidinae
Nomen number: 15261
Place of publication: Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 1(4):405. 1830
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Sep-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (3 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • Japanese love grass  (Source: Use Pl WT Afr) - English
  • pond love grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • kogome-kaze-kusa  (Source: Grass Japan) - Japanese Rōmaji

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan
    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Yunnan Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Missouri (s.e.), Oklahoma (s.e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia (s.w.), Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee (s.w.)]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  2. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  5. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  6. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas.
  9. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  10. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  11. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  12. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
  13. Koyama, T. 1987. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions
  14. Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia
  15. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  16. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:95.
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  18. Renvoize, S. A. 1984. The grasses of Bahia
  19. Renvoize, S. A. 1998. Gramineas de Bolivia
  20. Shukla, U. 1996. Grasses of north-eastern India
  21. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  22. Veldkamp, J. F. 2002. Revision of Eragrostis (Gramineae, Chloridoideae) in Malesia. Blumea 47:176.
  23. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.
  24. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15261. Accessed 18 August 2019.