EPPO Global Database

Miscanthus sinensis(MISSI)

Code created in: 2001-10-03

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


Russian Far East, Indochina (except Myanmar, Cambodia), Malesia (Java, Borneo, Philippines), China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea. Tall perennial grass used for ornamental purposes, increasingly being planted as a crop for biofuel production. It spreads via prolific seed production. Considered invasive in the USA. Introduced in Britain, Italy, central Europe, North America (mainly eastern Canada and USA), Mexico, Caribbean, South America (Brazil, Chile, Uruguay), New Zealand

WSSA list of weeds in North America.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Eulalia japonica Trinius
Miscanthus purpurascens Andersson

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