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Eragrostis tenella
(Japanese lovegrass)

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Eragrostis tenella (Japanese lovegrass)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Eragrostis tenella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Japanese 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 tenella (L.) Beauv. ex R.&S.

Preferred Common Name

  • Japanese lovegrass

Other Scientific Names

  • Eragrostis amabilis (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Hook. et Arn.
  • Eragrostis plumosa (L.) Link
  • Poa tenella L.

Local Common Names

  • Indonesia: jukut karukuan

EPPO code

  • ERAAM (Eragrostis amabilis)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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

IndiaPresent
-GujaratPresent

Central America and Caribbean

CubaPresentIntroduced Invasive Oviedo Prieto et al., 2012

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContext
Oryza sativa (rice)PoaceaeOther

Uses List

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General

  • Ornamental

References

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Oviedo Prieto R; Herrera Oliver P; Caluff MG, et al. , 2012. National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba - 2011. (Lista nacional de especies de plantas invasoras y potencialmente invasoras en la República de Cuba - 2011). Bissea: Boletín sobre Conservación de Plantas del Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba, 6(Special Issue 1):22-96.

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