Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Tripsacum latifolium (wideleaf gamagrass).

Abstract

Within its native distribution range, T. latifolium is described as a 'rare' grass species that sometimes grows to form extensive stands. It is cultivated throughout tropical areas as a fodder plant. Currently, it is listed as invasive in Cuba and Guam, but no information on its impacts or competition strategies has been reported.