Taxon profile


Water Finger-grass
Paspalum distichum L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Liliopsida - monocotyledons »  order Poales »  family Poaceae »  genus Paspalum - crowngrass

Scientific synonyms

Digitaria disticha (L.) Fiori & Paol.
Milium distichum (L.) Muhl.
Paspalum berterianum Balb. ex Colla
Paspalum bracteatum Dufour ex Kunth
Paspalum chepica Steud.
Paspalum digitaria Poir.
Panicum digitaria (Poir.) Latirr.
Paspalum distichum var. digitaria (Poir.) Hack.
Paspalum elliottii S. Watson
Panicum fernandezianum Colla

Other names

= Knotgrass

Least Concern LC

Taxon in country check-lists*

Europe: Croatiai, Asia: Israel

* List of countries might not be complete

Included taxa

Number of records: 1

subspecies Paspalum distichum subsp. paucispicatum (Vasey) F. Verloove & M. Reynders - Large Knotgrass

Links and literature

EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Paspalum distichum L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Pest Information Wiki [Paspalum_distichum_(weed)]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Paspalum distichum L.]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [] [as Paspalum distichum]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009
EN C. Ulloa et al. (2017): An integrated assessment of the vascular plant species of the Americas, Science. 358. 1614-1617 [as Paspalum distichum L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2019
EN Boršić I. et al. (2008): Preliminary Check-list of Invasive Alian Plant Species (IAS) in Croatia, Nat. Croat., Vol. 17, No. 2., 55–71, Zagreb [as Paspalum paspalodes (Michx.) Scribn.]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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