EPPO Global Database

Eragrostis japonica(ERAJA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ERAJA
  • Preferred name: Eragrostis japonica
  • Authority: (Thunberg) Trinius


Southern Mediterranean, Russia, Central Asia (Kazakhstan), Western Asia (Arabia to Pakistan),  Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea, Africa (practically all), Madagascar. Introduced in USA (Texas to southeast), Mexico, Central America,  Caribbean (Cuba), South America (except southern cone)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Diandrochloa namaquensis (Nees) De Winter
Eragrostis diarrhena (Schultes & J. Schultes) Steudel
Eragrostis elegans Nees
Eragrostis koenigii Link
Eragrostis namaquensis Nees

Common names
Name Language
delicate lovegrass English (AU)
Japanese lovegrass English
pond lovegrass English
kogomekazekusa Japanese
コゴメカゼクサ Japanese
ben-chilaf mafesak Hebrew
בֶּן=חִילָף מָפְסָק Hebrew
luàn cǎo Chinese
乱草 Chinese