EPPO Global Database

Miscanthus sinensis(MISSI)

Last modification: 2001-10-03

Basic information
  • EPPO code: MISSI
  • Preferred name: Miscanthus sinensis
  • Authority: Andersson


Tall perennial grass originating from Asia. It is used for ornamental purposes, and is increasingly being planted as a crop for biofuel production. It spreads via a prolific seed production. Considered invasive in the USA. 

WSSA list of weeds in North America.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Eulalia japonica Trinius
Miscanthus purpurascens Andersson

Common names
Name Language
ozdobnice čínská Czech
chinesisches Stielblütengras German
Feinhalmstielblütengras German
gemeines Chinaschilf German
gewöhnliches Chinaschilf German
Chinese fairy grass English
Chinese silver grass English
eulalia English (AU)
eulalia grass English (US)
Japanese plume grass English
plateado chino Spanish
miscanthus de Chine French
roseau chinois French
roseau de Chine French
virágosnád Hungarian
eulalia Italian
giunco da stuoie Italian
scipro Italian
オバナ Japanese
ススキ Japanese
タカノハススキ Japanese
obana Japanese
susuki Japanese
takanoha-susuki Japanese
prachtriet Dutch
miskant chiński Polish
miskantus japoński Polish
miscanto Portuguese
мискантус китайский Russian
мискантус краснеющий Russian
ozdobnica čínska Slovak
kitajski prstasti trstikovec Slovene
elefantgräs Swedish
çin sazı Turkish