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Eragrostis curvula

Basic information
Scientific name Eragrostis curvula

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Common names Weeping Lovegrass, African lovegrass
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range South Africa.
Habitat Pasture field, grass land, road side, river side, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Origin North America
Date Introduced since 1959
Route Deliberate: For sand erosion control
Impact Competition with native species. Modification of environment by sand sedimentation along river side. Host for fungi.
Affected organism: Native plants.
Regulation in Japan Keeping of this species in Saga Pref. are controled by a prefectural ordinance.
Introduced range in other countries North and Latin America, S Europe, Asia, and Oceania
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.
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