EPPO Global Database

Eragrostis viscosa(ERAVS)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ERAVS
  • Preferred name: Eragrostis viscosa
  • Authority: (Retzius) Trinius


Western Asia (Oman), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina (Thailand, Vietnam), Malesia (Malaya, Philippines), Nigeria, Tchad and Cameroon, Ethiopia to central and southern Africa. Introduced in USA (Florida), Mexico, Central America, South America (Venezuela to Ecuador)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

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

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott
Poa viscosa Retzius

Common names
Name Language
sticky lovegrass English
klebriges Liebesgras German
bharhusi Hindi