Taxon: Zoysia japonica Steud.

Genus: Zoysia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Zoysieae
Subtribe: Zoysiinae
Nomen number: 42306
Place of publication: Syn. pl. glumac. 1:414. 1854
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Feb-2006
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 81 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: lawn/turf (fide Dict Gard; Grass VarUSA)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Hebei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Shandong, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea ; Taiwan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Primorye

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Northern America

    • United States


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