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Common name

English: Itchgrass

Mandarin: 筒轴茅 (tong zhou mao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Rottboellia (1)

            Epithet: cochinchinensis (Lour.) Clayton (4)

Synonyms: Aegilops exaltata L., Manisuris exaltata (L.) Kuntze, Rottboellia exaltata (L.) L. f., Rottboellia setosa J.Presl

cochinchinensis => from Cochinchina (old name for various southern regions of Vietnam)

exaltata => highest, most eminent

setosa => with many bristles or stiff hairs, covered with bristles, bristles


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

Check for Rottboellia cochinchinensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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