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Eragrostis curvula
(weeping lovegrass)

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Eragrostis curvula (weeping lovegrass)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Eragrostis curvula
  • Preferred Common Name
  • weeping lovegrass
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Eragrostis curvula

Preferred Common Name

  • weeping lovegrass

International Common Names

  • English: African lovegrass
  • Spanish: pasto lloron

Local Common Names

  • Japan: shinadaresuzumegaya

EPPO code

  • ERACU (Eragrostis curvula)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Eragrostis
  •                                 Species: Eragrostis curvula

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

BotswanaPresentEPPO (2020)
EswatiniPresentEPPO (2020)
KenyaPresentEPPO (2020)
LesothoPresentEPPO (2020)
MozambiquePresentEPPO (2020)
NamibiaPresentEPPO (2020)
South AfricaPresent, WidespreadEPPO (2020)
TanzaniaPresentEPPO (2020)
ZambiaPresentEPPO (2020)
ZimbabwePresentEPPO (2020)

Asia

IndiaPresentEPPO (2020)
JapanPresentEPPO (2020)
-HonshuPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
LebanonPresentEPPO (2020)
MyanmarPresentEPPO (2020)
South KoreaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Europe

BelgiumPresentEPPO (2020)
FrancePresentEPPO (2020)
GermanyPresentEPPO (2020)
ItalyPresentEPPO (2020)
PortugalPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-MadeiraPresentEPPO (2020)
SpainPresentEPPO (2020)
-Canary IslandsPresentEPPO (2020)
United KingdomPresentEPPO (2020)

North America

Puerto RicoPresentEPPO (2020)
United StatesPresentEPPO (2020)
-AlabamaPresentEPPO (2020)
-ArizonaPresentEPPO (2020)
-ArkansasPresentEPPO (2020)
-CaliforniaPresentEPPO (2020)
-ColoradoPresentEPPO (2020)
-DelawarePresentEPPO (2020)
-FloridaPresentEPPO (2020)
-GeorgiaPresentEPPO (2020)
-HawaiiPresentEPPO (2020)
-IllinoisPresentEPPO (2020)
-KansasPresentEPPO (2020)
-KentuckyPresentEPPO (2020)
-LouisianaPresentEPPO (2020)
-MarylandPresentEPPO (2020)
-MassachusettsPresentEPPO (2020)
-MississippiPresentEPPO (2020)
-MissouriPresentEPPO (2020)
-New JerseyPresentEPPO (2020)
-New MexicoPresentEPPO (2020)
-New YorkPresentEPPO (2020)
-North CarolinaPresentEPPO (2020)
-OhioPresentEPPO (2020)
-OklahomaPresentEPPO (2020)
-OregonPresentEPPO (2020)
-PennsylvaniaPresentEPPO (2020)
-South CarolinaPresentEPPO (2020)
-TennesseePresentEPPO (2020)
-TexasPresentEPPO (2020)
-UtahPresentEPPO (2020)
-VirginiaPresentEPPO (2020)
-WashingtonPresentEPPO (2020)
-West VirginiaPresentEPPO (2020)

Oceania

AustraliaPresentEPPO (2020)
-New South WalesPresentEPPO (2020)
-Northern TerritoryPresentEPPO (2020)
-QueenslandPresentEPPO (2020)
-TasmaniaPresentEPPO (2020)
-VictoriaPresentEPPO (2020)
-Western AustraliaPresentEPPO (2020)
New ZealandPresentEPPO (2020)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
ColombiaPresentEPPO (2020)

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Forage

Environmental

  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Revegetation

References

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EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

EPPO, 2020. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO.

Links to Websites

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WebsiteURLComment
GISD/IASPMR: Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Resource and DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gatewayhttps://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.m93f6Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.
Global register of Introduced and Invasive species (GRIIS)http://griis.org/Data source for updated system data added to species habitat list.

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