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
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. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

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:

    Other:

    . exact native range obscure

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal
    • West Tropical Africa: Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    • China: China - Fujian, - Hubei, - Guangdong, - Guangxi
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Iran - Hormozgan
  • 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

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Terr - Diego Garcia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Mississippi, - South Carolina
  • 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

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. 1960 (Grass BCIP)
  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. 1995 (L Egypt)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Koch, S. D. 1978. Notes on the genus Eragrostis (Gramineae) in the southeastern United States (Rhodora) 80:399.
  • Koyama, T. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions. 1987 (Grass Japan)
  • Lazarides, M. 1997. A revision of Eragrostis (Eragrostideae, Eleusininae, Poaceae) in Australia Austral. Syst. Bot. 10:157-158.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus Regnum Veg. 119:309.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:127.
  • Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú (Ruizia) 13:243.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 2003. Miscellaneous notes on Thai Gramineae (Blumea) 48:495-501.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. 1997 (F Yemen)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)

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