Zoysia pacifica (Goudsw.) M.Hotta & Kuroki, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 45: 71 (1994) (syn: Zoysia matrella var. pacifica Goudsw.); 
Indo-China to Japan (Kyushu) and NW. Pacific: Japan, Kazan-retto, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Solomon Is., Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; Introduced into: Bahamas, Benin, Burkina, Cayman Is., Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Gabon, Galápagos, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Mexico Northeast, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Tuamotu, West Himalaya as per POWO;

Manila grass is grown as an ornamental grass, and is used for turf on golf courses in Asia, Europe and the Americas, as a lawn grass in the United States especially in the South, and is planted for grazing stock among the trees on tropical coconut plantations. In addition to its ability to grow on sandy soils, it tolerates high salinity, making it ideal for erosion control and lawns in coastal areas.
Other common names include Korean grass, Manila templegrass, siglap grass (after an area in Singapore), temple grass, Mascarene grass, harishiba, hierba Manila (Spanish), Japanese carpet, jukut kakawatan hijau (Sundanese), rebha sekem-sekeman (Madurese), burikit (on Seram), rumput siglap (Malay), damong-alat, barit-baritan (Tagalog), malakuwerdas (Pangasinan), ya-nuannoi (Thai).[3]
(from Wikipedia  on 14.4.13)

POACEAE-CYPERACEAE-JUNCACEAE WEEK Zoysia pacifica DSR02 : Attachments (1).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Zoysia pacifica (Poaceae) is imported lawn grass used for making good quality lawns. Here in Pantnagar it produces flowers in autumn.


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