Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) W.D. Clayton
(Rottboellia exaltata)
POACEAE
guinea-fowl grass, itchgrass, Kelly grass, kokoma grass
Unknown, Minor problem species
Origin: Africa, Asia and Australia
Growth Form: Graminoid
Plant Description: Annual, erect, up to ca 3 m tall; culms supported by prop roots, nodes glabrous. Leaf sheaths glabrous or with sparse tubercular-based hairs; ligules ca 2 mm long; leaf blades linear to broadly linear, apex attenuate, up to 45 cm x 0.5-5 cm, glabrous or with sparse tubercular-based hairs. Racemes 3-15 cm long, terminating with several reduced spikelets; sessile spikelets 3.5-5.5 mm long; pedicellate spikelets herbaceous, green, 3-5 mm long
Key Features:
Control:
Comments:

Photo - spikelet



K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Photo - plants



K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Photo - inflorescence



Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Feedback (comments, corrections, additions for this species)

Submit records for this species


Home | Species List | Grid Square List | Map | Bibliography/Data Sources | Photo/Illustration Sources

Swaziland's Plants Database

Swaziland National Trust Commission Home Page