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Taxon: Hakonechloa macra (Munro) Makino

Genus: Hakonechloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Arundinoideae
Tribe: Molinieae
Nomen number: 316035
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 26:237. 1912
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Apr-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • hakone grass  (Source: Pl Fact Sheets) - English
  • Japanese forest grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan [Honshu (e.-c.)]


    Northern America
    • United States


  1. Evans, E. North Carolina State University Department of Horticulture plant fact sheets (on-line resource). Note: re. common names
  2. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  3. Koyama, T. 1987. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions
  4. Meyer, M. H. 2012. Chapter 3. Ornamental grasses in the United States. Hort. Rev. 39:121-151.
  5. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).

Check other web resources for Hakonechloa macra (Munro) Makino :

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=316035. Accessed 16 July 2019.