EPPO Global Database

Zoysia matrella(ZOYMA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ZOYMA
  • Preferred name: Zoysia matrella
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Merrill


India to Indochina, China, Japan, Korea, Malesia, Australia. Used as an ornamental and turf grass in warmer countries. Introduced in western Africa, Madagascar, North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Agrostis matrella Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
Japanese carpetgrass English
Manila grass English (US)
Manilagras German
capim-da-Coreia Portuguese
capim-de-Manila Portuguese
kōshunshiba Japanese
コウシュンシバ Japanese
gōu yè jié lǚ cǎo Chinese
沟叶结缕草 Chinese