Zoysia pacifica

(Goudswaard) M. Hotta & Kuroki
Common names: Mascarenegrass Korean velvetgrass
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 283.

Plants rhizomatous. Sheaths glabrous, overlapping; ligules 0.07-0.25 mm; blades to 3 cm long, to 0.5 mm in diameter, patent, involute to strongly convolute (the margins overlapping), mostly glabrous abaxially, abaxial calluses 0.2-0.6 mm, hairs about 1 mm. Peduncles included or extending to 1 cm beyond the sheaths of the flag leaves. Racemes 0.4-2 cm, with 3-12 spikelets. Spikelets 2.2-2.9 mm long, 0.5-0.8 mm wide, lanceolate to linear, unawned or awned, awns to 0.5 mm. 2n = 40.


Zoysia pacifica is less cold-tolerant than either Z. matrella or Z. japonica. It is not a common lawn grass in the Flora region, not even in the southern United States. The cultivar 'Cashmere' has many of the characteristics of Z. pacifica; it is probably derived from a hybrid between Z. matrella and Z. pacifica.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Sharon J. Anderson +
(Goudswaard) M. Hotta & Kuroki +
Mascarenegrass +  and Korean velvetgrass +
Puerto Rico +, Md. +, Miss. +, Ont. +, La. +, Calif. +, N.C. +, Ala. +, Tenn. +, N.Y. +, Va. +, Pacific Islands (Hawaii) +, Ill. +, Ga. +, Ind. +, Fla. +, Ky. +, Ohio +  and N.Mex. +
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Zoysia pacifica +
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