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Taxonomic name: Paspalum urvillei Steud.
Common names: epinard (French-Reunion (La Réunion))
Organism type: grass
Paspalum urvillei is a perennial grass native to tropical America, which has been widely introduced to tropical regions of the world. It is considered a weed in disturbed areas. In Hawaii, it forms dense stands in open and disturbed areas and displaces native vegetation.
Native range: tropical America.
Known introduced range: widely introduced in tropical countries : French Polynesia, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, New Caledonia, Australia, New Zealand (PIER, 2007).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008