EPPO Global Database

Chloris gayana(CHRGA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CHRGA
  • Preferred name: Chloris gayana
  • Authority: Kunth


Western Asia, tropical Africa.  A forage grass now naturalized throughout the tropics and subtropics. Introduced in southern Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Himalayas, India to Indochina, Sri Lanka, China, Malesia, Madagascar, USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except northern Brazil and southern cone), New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand 

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
Rhodes grass English (US)
Rhodesgras German
herbe de Rhodes French
grama Rhodes Spanish (AR)
hierba Rhodes Spanish (AR)
pasto Rhodes Spanish (BO)
erba di Rhodes Italian
capim-de-rhodes Portuguese (BR)
capim-de-rodes Portuguese
afurikahigeshiba Japanese
rôzugurasu Japanese
アフリカヒゲシバ Japanese
ローズグラス Japanese
хлорис гайянская Russian
isbat hammir'eh Hebrew
עִשְׂבַּת הַמִּרְעֶה Hebrew
cloris Catalan
fēi zhōu hǔ wěi cǎo Chinese
非洲虎尾草 Chinese