Taxon: Eragrostis pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.

 
Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Eragrostideae
        Subtribe: Eragrostidinae
Nomen number: 15295
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 71, 162, 175. 1812
Name Verified on: 20-Oct-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Oct-2006
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 25 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • hairy love grass  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • India love grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Indian love grass  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Jersey lovegrass  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • soft love grass  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • pâturin poilu  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • behaartes Liebesgras  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • capim-barbicha-de-alemão  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-mimoso  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-orvalho  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-peludo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • panasco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • barba de indio  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of teff (fide F Ethiop)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of teff (fide F Ethiop)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Free State, - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Gambia; Ghana; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East - Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Nebraska, - North Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Central America: El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

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