Invasive Alien Species
Species Name: Paspalum longifolium
- Family Name:
- Paspalum platycoleum Ridley
P. scrobiculatum (non L.) Backer
- Tufted perennial grass, 100-200 cm tall. Stem erect or sub-erect, no stolons; cataphylls purplish with prominent, dense, long hairs at the rootstock. Leaf sheaths longer than the internodes, lower one very loose, purplish up to 17 cm long; ligule membranous, 1-2 mm high; blade firm, flat or conduplicate, usually glabrous, often with row of brownish yellow hairs at the base behind the ligule, margin rough, 60 cm x 5-12 mm. Inflorescence of 4-18 unilaterally exerted, terminal, up to 14 cm long spike-like racemes, 2.5-8 cm long; spikelet imbricate, alternate in 3-4 rows along the keel, compressed, one-flowered, 2-2.5 mm long. Caryopsis subglobose, compressed tightly between upper lemma and upper palea.
- Invaded Habitat:
- Sunny or partially shaded, humid to marshy soil at water edges; upland rice fields.
- Through-out Indonesia.
- Up to 1 800 m altitude.
- Backer , C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen Van Den Brink. 1965. Flora of Java Vol. III. N.V. P. Noordhoff. Groningen, Netherlands
- Soerjani, M., A. J. G. H. Kostermans & Gembong Tjitrosoepomo (Eds.). 1987. Weeds of Rice in Indonesia. Balai Pustaka. Jakarta