Invasive Alien Species
Species Name: Rhynchelytrum repens
- Family Name:
- Rhynchelytrum roseum (Nees) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Tricholaena repens (Willd.) Hitchc.
T. rosea Nees
Saccharum repens Willd.
- Tropical and South Africa
Strongly tufted grass, perennial, 50-100 cm tall. Stem slender, much branched, straggling, sometimes bent at the base and rooting at the lower nodes. Leaf sheaths sparsely hairy, 3-8 cm long; ligule a minutely hair rim; blade flat, linear, hairy or rough in the upper surface, 5-20 cm x 2-8 mm. Inflorescence a panicle from end of shoots, beautifully silky reddish, pinkish or white, branches delicate and spreading, 10-15 cm long; spikelet covered with fine purplish silvery hairs, stalk slender with few long, fine hairs at the tip; single spikelet with two florets, the lower sterile, the upper bisexual, upper empty glume and lower flowering glume with awns. Caryopsis pale, 2 mm long
- Invaded Habitat:
- Dry open situations, often on sandy soils, road sides and waste lands
- Throughout Indonesia
- Common in lowlands. In Java cultivated as ornamental in gardens, possibly also cultivated for fodder, running wild in many places.
- Backer , C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen Van Den Brink. 1965. Flora of Java Vol. III. N.V. P. Noordhoff. Groningen, Netherlands
- Barnes, D.E. & L.G. Chan. 1990. Common Weeds of Malaysia and Their Control. Ancom Berhad, Persiaran Selangor. 40000 Shah Alam Malaysia
- Moody, K., C.E. Munror, R.T. Lubigan and E.C. Paller. 1984. Major weeds of the Philippines. Weed Science Society of the Philippines, UPLB College, Laguna, Philippines