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Eragrostis parviflora
(R.Br.) Trin., Poaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

English: small flower love grass, weeping lovegrass

Habit:  grass

Description:  "Tufted perennial up to 90 cm tall; culms erect or ascending, usually slender, glabrous.  Leaves mostly arising from near base; sheaths striate; blades narrow, flat or inrolled, attenuate, up to 35 cm x 0.4 cm, minutely hispid.  Panicles open, spreading, often slightly nodding, elliptic or ovate, 15-45 cm long, branchlets capillary, lowermost often ± whorled; spikelets greenish to purplish, linear-ovate to linear-oblong, 0.3-1.1 cm x 0.08-0.15 cm, florets 4-19; glumes ovate, blunt, subequal, lower 0.7-1 mm long, upper 1-1.5 mm long, obscurely 1-nerved; lemmas broadly ovate, obtuse to blunt, 1.2-1.7 mm long, obscurely 3-nerved" (Stanley & Ross, 1989; vol. 3, pp. 169-170).

Description from GrassBase.

Habitat/ecology:  In Queensland, "often a weed of disturbed sites or cultivation" (Stanley & Ross, 1989; vol. 3, pp. 169-170).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Australia, naturalized elsewhere (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island introduced
invasive
Flynn, Tim/Lorence, David H. (1998) (p. 5)
Voucher cited: T. Flynn 5925 (K, PTBG)
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands native
Hancock, I. R./Henderson, C. P. (1988) (p. 71)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia
Australia
Australia (continental)
Northern Territory native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)


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This page was created on 16 JAN 2004 and was last updated on 30 NOV 2008.