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Echinochloa polystachya (creeping rivergrass; creeping river grass)

Synonyms: Echinochloa polystachya var. spectabilis; Echinochloa spectabilis; Oplismenus polystachyus; Oplismenus spectabilis; Orthopogon hirsutus; Panicum bonplandianum; Panicum phyllanthum; Panicum polystachyum; Panicum spectabile; Pseudechinolaena spectabilis


Structure [1]  Grass

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve VI 921676 Ecuador  
Corcovado National Park 115845 Costa Rica  
Palo Verde National Park II 46190 Costa Rica  
Piedras Blancas National Park II 34735 Costa Rica  
Tortuguero National Park II 47632 Costa Rica


Astronotus ocellatus (Velvet cichlid)[2]
Colossoma macropomum (Tambaqui)[2]
Ctenobrycon hauxwellianus[2]
Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Capybara)[3]
Hypselecara temporalis (Temporalis)[2]
Mesonauta festivus (Flag cichlid)[2]
Mylossoma aureum (Silver dollar)[2]
Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus (Sailfish catfish)[2]
Rhytiodus microlepis (Bicolored cylinderfish)[2]
Schizodon fasciatus (Characin)[2]
Trichechus inunguis (Amazonian Manatee)[4]
Triportheus angulatus (Dusky narrow hatchetfish)[2]


Caribbean; Mexico to N. Argentina; North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Feeding Habits of Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Linnaeus 1766), in the Ecological Reserve of Taim (ESEC - Taim) - South of Brazil, Lucélia do Valle Borges and Ioni Gonçalves Colares, Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, Vol.50, n. 3 : pp.409-416 May 2007
4Food Plants Eaten by Amazonian Manatees (Trichechus inunguis, Mammalia : Sirenia), Ioni G. Colares and Elton P. Colares, Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, Vol. 45, N. 1 : pp. 67 - 72, March, 2002
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