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
Typification:
Name Verified on: 08-Feb-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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: (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:127. 1992)

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 [Hormozgan]
    • CHINA: China [Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, India, [Andaman and Nicobar] 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: U.S. Outlying Islands, [Midway Islands] United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Outlying Islands [Wake Island]
    • 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. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  2. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. (L Egypt)
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  4. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  5. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  6. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  7. Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  8. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  9. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  10. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  11. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  12. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  13. Koch, S. D. 1978. Notes on the genus Eragrostis (Gramineae) in the southeastern United States (Rhodora) 80:399.
  14. Koyama, T. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions. 1987 (Grass Japan)
  15. Lazarides, M. 1997. A revision of Eragrostis (Eragrostideae, Eleusininae, Poaceae) in Australia Austral. Syst. Bot. 10:157-158.
  16. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  17. Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus Regnum Veg. 119:309.
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  19. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  20. Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  21. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  22. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:127.
  23. Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú (Ruizia) 13:243.
  24. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  25. Veldkamp, J. F. 2003. Miscellaneous notes on Thai Gramineae (Blumea) 48:495-501.
  26. Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  27. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)
  29. Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)

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


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15321. Accessed 27 May 2018.