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Paspalum notatum



Paspalum notatum (bahiagrass)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Paspalum notatum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bahiagrass
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Paspalum notatum Flugge

Preferred Common Name

  • bahiagrass

Other Scientific Names

  • Paspalum distachyon Willd. ex Doell

International Common Names

  • English: Bahiagrass
  • Spanish: gramilla blanca; gramilla brava; hierba de Bahia; hierba tejana; pasto bahia
  • French: herbe de Bahia
  • Portuguese: grama-batateis

Local Common Names

  • Cuba: cambute; sacasebo
  • Germany: Bahiagras
  • Italy: erba di bahia

EPPO code

  • PASNO (Paspalum notatum)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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


IndiaUnconfirmed record
PhilippinesUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

North America

-GeorgiaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-LouisianaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-South CarolinaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Central America and Caribbean

CubaPresentIntroduced Invasive Oviedo Prieto et al., 2012

South America

BrazilUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-Rio de JaneiroUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Forage


  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Soil improvement


  • Ornamental


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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.

Links to Websites

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GISD/IASPMR: Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Resource and DAISIE European Invasive Alien Species Gateway source for updated system data added to species habitat list.

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