Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Sacciolepis indica (L.) Chase
Common names: glenwood grass (English)
Organism type: grass
Sacciolepis indica is a perennial grass. Originating from tropical Asia, Australia and Polynesia, it has been introduced to several Pacific islands, where it has become fairly common. It occurs mainly in wet open areas or on the edge of forests. It is capable of forming dense stands that limit the growth of native plants. Its seeds can be spread by sticking to the fur of animals.
agricultural areas, range/grasslands, ruderal/disturbed, scrub/shrublands, wetlands
Native range: Tropical Asia, Australia and into Polynesia.
Known introduced range: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Hawai'i, New Zealand (PIER, 2007).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Tuesday, 18 March 2008