Taxon: Ischaemum timorense Kunth

 
Genus: Ischaemum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
        Subtribe: Ischaeminae
Nomen number: 20493
Place of publication: Révis. gramin. 1:369, t. 98. 1830
Name Verified on: 29-Apr-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • centipede grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • lucuntu grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • waindoi grass  (Source: F Viti) - English
  • capim-centopéia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. 1960 (Grass BCIP)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Holttum, R. E. et al. A revised flora of Malaya. 1953-1971 (F Malaya)
  • Koyama, T. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions. 1987 (Grass Japan)
  • Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • 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) 4:148.

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