Invasive Alien Species
Species Name: Digitaria longiflora
- Family Name:
- Paspalum longiflorum Retz.
- A slender annual or sometimes short-lived perennial grass, with a short rhizome, tufted and mat forming; flowering stem erect up to 60 cm tall. Leaf sheaths with a ring of fine hairs at the nodes; ligule membranous, margin irregular; blade ovate-lanceolate to linear, smooth, 1-9 cm x 1-5 mm. Inflorescence terminal, composed of 2-4 digitately arrange racemes, spreading or ascending, 3-5 cm long.; spikelet 1.5 mm long, oblong, one pedicillate, the other sessile. Caryopsis oblong, enclosed by the hardly thickened lemma and palea, light brown, 1.5 mm.
- Invaded Habitat:
- Grasslands, road sides, open forests, upland rice fields.
- Throughout Indonesia except Nusa Tenggara and Papua as far as known.
- A pioneer on humid, sandy to rocky soils. Not resistant to very dry or prolonged wet periods, up to 1500 m altitude.
- Galinato, M.I., K. Moody and C.M. Piggin. 1999. Upland rice weeds of South and Southeast Asia. IRRI
- Soerjani, M., A. J. G. H. Kostermans & Gembong Tjitrosoepomo (Eds.). 1987. Weeds of Rice in Indonesia. Balai Pustaka. Jakarta