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Taxon: Eragrostis tenella (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.

 
Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Subtribe: Eragrostidinae
Nomen number: 15321
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 2:576. 1817
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • authorship verified from original literature
  • • first author to unite Poa tenella L. & P. amabilis L. was Stapf (1897, who chose P. tenella), not Munro (1862), despite the assertion in Regnum Veg. 119:309. 1988
Name Verified on: 08-Feb-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • Bug's egg grass  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • Japanese love grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • capim-plumoso  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ji yu ca  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: lawn/turf (for lawns fide J. Veldkamp, pers. comm.; Dict Gard)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt (s.e.)
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran [Hormozgān]
    • CHINA: China [Fujian Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, India, [Andaman and Nicobar Islands] Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: British Indian Ocean Terr [Diego Garcia]

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (s.), Florida, Georgia, Mississippi (s.), South Carolina]
    • Mexico

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii, United States Minor Outlying Islands]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, United States [Northern Mariana Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati [Line Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, New Caledonia, Niue

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay


    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  2. Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist. Note: = Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Nees
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) Note: four books on weeds worldwide in scope
  5. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. Note: = Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Nees
  6. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: = Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Nees
  7. Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2
  8. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  10. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  11. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  12. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  13. Koch, S. D. 1978. Notes on the genus Eragrostis (Gramineae) in the southeastern United States. Rhodora 80:399.
  14. Koyama, T. 1987. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions
  15. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  16. Lazarides, M. 1997. A revision of Eragrostis (Eragrostideae, Eleusininae, Poaceae) in Australia. Austral. Syst. Bot. 10:157-158.
  17. Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus. Regnum Veg. 119:309. Note: = Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Nees
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  19. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  20. Shukla, U. 1996. Grasses of north-eastern India
  21. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  22. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:127.
  23. Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú. Ruizia 13:243.
  24. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  25. Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  26. Veldkamp, J. F. 2003. Miscellaneous notes on Thai Gramineae. Blumea 48:495-501. Note: mentions as being confused with Eragrostis amabilis
  27. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  29. Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun

Check other web resources for Eragrostis tenella (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. :


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=15321. Accessed 20 September 2019.