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Eragrostis curvula
(weeping lovegrass)

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Eragrostis curvula (weeping lovegrass)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2018
  • 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.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

IndiaPresentEPPO, 2014
JapanPresentEPPO, 2014
-HonshuUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Korea, Republic ofUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
LebanonPresentEPPO, 2014
MyanmarPresentEPPO, 2014

Africa

BotswanaPresentEPPO, 2014
KenyaPresentEPPO, 2014
LesothoPresentEPPO, 2014
MozambiquePresentEPPO, 2014
NamibiaPresentEPPO, 2014
South AfricaWidespreadEPPO, 2014
Spain
-Canary IslandsPresentEPPO, 2014
SwazilandPresentEPPO, 2014
TanzaniaPresentEPPO, 2014
ZambiaPresentEPPO, 2014
ZimbabwePresentEPPO, 2014

North America

USAPresentEPPO, 2014
-AlabamaPresentEPPO, 2014
-ArizonaPresentEPPO, 2014
-ArkansasPresentEPPO, 2014
-CaliforniaPresentEPPO, 2014
-ColoradoPresentEPPO, 2014
-DelawarePresentEPPO, 2014
-FloridaPresentEPPO, 2014
-GeorgiaPresentEPPO, 2014
-HawaiiPresentEPPO, 2014
-IllinoisPresentEPPO, 2014
-KansasPresentEPPO, 2014
-KentuckyPresentEPPO, 2014
-LouisianaPresentEPPO, 2014
-MarylandPresentEPPO, 2014
-MassachusettsPresentEPPO, 2014
-MississippiPresentEPPO, 2014
-MissouriPresentEPPO, 2014
-New JerseyPresentEPPO, 2014
-New MexicoPresentEPPO, 2014
-New YorkPresentEPPO, 2014
-North CarolinaPresentEPPO, 2014
-OhioPresentEPPO, 2014
-OklahomaPresentEPPO, 2014
-OregonPresentEPPO, 2014
-PennsylvaniaPresentEPPO, 2014
-South CarolinaPresentEPPO, 2014
-TennesseePresentEPPO, 2014
-TexasPresentEPPO, 2014
-UtahPresentEPPO, 2014
-VirginiaPresentEPPO, 2014
-WashingtonPresentEPPO, 2014
-West VirginiaPresentEPPO, 2014

Central America and Caribbean

Puerto RicoPresentEPPO, 2014

South America

ArgentinaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
ColombiaPresentEPPO, 2014

Europe

BelgiumPresentEPPO, 2014
FrancePresentEPPO, 2014
GermanyPresentEPPO, 2014
ItalyPresentEPPO, 2014
PortugalRestricted distributionEPPO, 2014
-MadeiraPresentEPPO, 2014
SpainPresentEPPO, 2014
UKPresentEPPO, 2014

Oceania

AustraliaPresentEPPO, 2014
-Australian Northern TerritoryPresentEPPO, 2014
-New South WalesPresentEPPO, 2014
-QueenslandPresentEPPO, 2014
-TasmaniaPresentEPPO, 2014
-VictoriaPresentEPPO, 2014
-Western AustraliaPresentEPPO, 2014
New ZealandPresentEPPO, 2014

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

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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