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Common name
agrostide blanche (French), fiorin (English), bonnet grass (English), black bent grass (English), black bent (English), Fioringras (German), water bentgrass (English), pasto quila (Spanish), agrostide géante (French), Riesenstraußgras (German), redtop (English), agróstide mayor (Spanish), weiße Straußgras (German), agróstide blanca (Spanish)
Synonym
Agrostis alba , auct. non L.
Agrostis gigantea , Roth var. dispar (Michx.) Philipson
Agrostis nigra , With.
Agrostis stolonifera , L. var. major (Gaudin) Farw.
Agrostis alba alba , Linnaeus
Agrostis stolonifera , L. ssp. gigantea (Roth) Schübl. & G. Martens
Similar species
Summary
Agrostis gigantea commonly known as redtop, is reported to be weedy or invasive in some states in the USA and provinces in Canada. Native to temperate and tropical Asia, parts of Europe and North Africa, it was introduced for use as turf or lawn grass, as a fodder and forage species or for erosion control and revegetation purposes. Its impacts include displacement of native species in habitats where it is not managed properly.
Uses
Agrostis gigantea is used as a lawn/turf grass, for revegetation purposes and for erosion control. It is also used as a fodder and forage species (USDA-ARS, 2010)
Reproduction
Agrostis gigantea can be established by seed, sprigs, or sod (Tilley et al 2010).

Principal source:

Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment

Review:

Publication date: 2008-05-16

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2018) Species profile: Agrostis gigantea. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1375 on 19-11-2018.

General Impacts
Agrostis gigantea impacts include displacement of native species in habitats where it is not managed properly. It also hybrises easliy and numerous non-typical plants can be found in most populations (Tilley et al 2010).
Management Info
It is recommended not to use Agrostis gigantea for revegetation in habitats that being considered for revegatation by native species (Tilley et al 2010).
Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Agrostis gigantea
NATIVE RANGE
  • afghanistan
  • albania
  • armenia
  • austria
  • azerbaijan
  • belarus
  • belgium
  • bulgaria
  • china
  • czech republic
  • denmark
  • estonia
  • ex-yugoslavia
  • finland
  • france
  • georgia
  • germany
  • hungary
  • india
  • iran, islamic republic of
  • iraq
  • ireland
  • italy
  • kazakhstan
  • korea, democratic people's republic of
  • korea, republic of
  • kyrgyzstan
  • latvia
  • lithuania
  • moldova, republic of
  • mongolia
  • nepal
  • netherlands
  • norway
  • pakistan
  • poland
  • romania
  • russian federation
  • sweden
  • switzerland
  • tajikistan
  • turkey
  • turkmenistan
  • ukraine
  • united kingdom
  • uzbekistan
Informations on Agrostis gigantea has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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Impact information
Agrostis gigantea impacts include displacement of native species in habitats where it is not managed properly. It also hybrises easliy and numerous non-typical plants can be found in most populations (Tilley et al 2010).
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Management information
It is recommended not to use Agrostis gigantea for revegetation in habitats that being considered for revegatation by native species (Tilley et al 2010).
Locations
SOUTH AFRICA
Management Category
Eradication
Bibliography
10 references found for Agrostis gigantea

Managment information
IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
Tristan Island Governement, 2006. Tristan Biodiversity Action Plan (2006 � 2010)
Summary: Available from: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/TristanBiodiversityActionPlan2_tcm9-180968.pdf [Accessed 26 July 2010]
General information
Chytry, Milan; Lindsay C. Maskell; Joan Pino; Petr Pysek; Montserrat Vil�; Xavier Font and Simon M. Smart, 2008. Habitat invasions by alien plants: a quantitative comparison among Mediterranean, subcontinental and oceanic regions of Europe. Journal of Applied Ecology 2008, 45, 448�458
Gremmen, N.J.M. & V.R. Smith, 1999. New records of alien vascular plants from Marion and Prince Edward Islands, sub-Antarctic. Polar Biol (1999) 21: 401�409
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010. Agrostis gigantea Roth
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=40414 [Accessed 26 July 2010]
Rich, T. C. G. & E. R. Woodruff, 1996. Changes in the vascular plant floras of England and Scotland between 1930�1960 and 1987�1988: The BSBI Monitoring Scheme. Biological Conservation 75 (1996) 217-229
Wace, N. M. & J. H. Dickson, 1965. Part II: The Terrestrial Botany of the Tristan Da Cunha Islands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences Vol. 249, No. 759 (Oct. 7, 1965), pp. 273-360
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