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Taxon: Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees

Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Eragrostideae.
Nomen number: 27889
Place of publication: Fl. Afr. austral. ill. 397. 1841
Name verified on: 07-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 549 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • African love grass   (Source: Blumea 47:174. 2002) – English
  • Boer love grass   (Source: Grass VarUSA [as E. curvula var. conferta]) – English
  • weeping love grass   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • oulandsgras   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – Afrikaans
  • wan ye hua mei cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • eragrostide curvula   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • pasto llorón   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • afrikanskt kärleksgräs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal; Swaziland

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Northern Africa: Morocco
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: New Guinea
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Switzerland
    Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia, South Carolina
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Brazil: Brazil - Federal District, Minas Gerais, Para, Paraiba, Parana, Sao Paulo
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

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Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?27889 (22 July 2014)

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