EPPO Global Database

Paspalum vaginatum(PASVA)

Code created in: 2003-05-14

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PASVA
  • Preferred name: Paspalum vaginatum
  • Authority: Swartz


Southern USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America. Introduced in western and southern Mediterranean, Western Asia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indochina, China (including Taiwan), Japan, Malesia, New Guinea, most of Africa, New Zealand

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Digitaria tristachya (Leconte) Schultes
Panicum vaginatum (Swartz) Grenier & Godron
Paspalum distichum var. vaginatum (Swartz) Maire
Paspalum inflatum Richard
Paspalum tristachyum Leconte

Common names
Name Language
saltwater couch English (AU)
seashore paspalum English (US)
sheathed paspalum English
siltgrass English (US)
herbe rampante French
paspale à gaines French
chepica dulce Spanish
grama de mar Spanish
grama de río Spanish
grama dulce Spanish
capim-pancuam Portuguese (BR)
grama-doce Portuguese (BR)
sawasuzumenohie Japanese
サワスズメノヒエ Japanese
паспалум влагалищный Russian
gram d'aigua Catalan
hǎi què bài Chinese
海雀稗 Chinese