EPPO Global Database

Eragrostis tenella(ERAAM)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ERAAM
  • Preferred name: Eragrostis tenella
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Römer & Schultes


Western Asia (Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan, Tibet), Africa, Madagascar, New Guinea. Introduced in USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northern to Bolivia and southeastern Brazil), Australia (Western, Northern, Queensland)

The name Eragrostis amabilis has been used for this species, but also for other Eragrostis spp.,  creating confusion

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Eragrostis plumosa (Retzius) Link

Common names
Name Language
bug's-egg grass English
feather lovegrass English (US)
feathery eragrostis English
éragrostide délicate French
nukakazekusa Japanese
ヌカカゼクサ Japanese
полевичка тоненькая Russian
полевичка тонкая Russian
ji yu cao Chinese
鲫鱼草 Chinese