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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: 12 May 2022
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

BotswanaPresent
EswatiniPresent
KenyaPresent
LesothoPresent
MozambiquePresent
NamibiaPresent
South AfricaPresent, Widespread
TanzaniaPresent
ZambiaPresent
ZimbabwePresent

Asia

IndiaPresent
JapanPresentIntroduced1959
-HonshuPresent
LebanonPresent
MyanmarPresent
South KoreaPresentIntroduced1992
TaiwanPresentIntroduced1983

Europe

FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
ItalyPresent
Portugal
-MadeiraPresentIntroduced1958
SpainPresent
-Canary IslandsPresent
United KingdomPresentIntroduced1915

North America

Puerto RicoPresent
United StatesPresent
-AlabamaPresent
-ArizonaPresent
-ArkansasPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-ColoradoPresent
-DelawarePresent
-FloridaPresent
-GeorgiaPresent
-HawaiiPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-KansasPresent
-KentuckyPresent
-LouisianaPresent
-MarylandPresent
-MassachusettsPresent
-MississippiPresent
-MissouriPresent
-New JerseyPresent
-New MexicoPresent
-New YorkPresent
-North CarolinaPresent
-OhioPresent
-OklahomaPresent
-OregonPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-South CarolinaPresent
-TennesseePresent
-TexasPresent
-UtahPresent
-VirginiaPresent
-WashingtonPresent
-West VirginiaPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresentIntroduced1907
-New South WalesPresent
-Northern TerritoryPresent
-QueenslandPresent
-TasmaniaPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
ChilePresentIntroduced1961
ColombiaPresent

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

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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