Oplismenus undulatifolius (Wavy-leaf basketgrass)

Pulang ---> Oplismenus undulatifolius

Oplismenus undulatifolius (Wavyleaf Basketgrass) is a very shade-tolerant perennial grass that was only recently identified as being invasive. It was first discovered in the 1990s in Patapsco State Park in Maryland, and it quickly developed a reputation for crowding out competittors and dominating the darker understory of forest canopies.

It is frequently seen alongside Microstegium vimineum, and has currently spread from Maryland to sites in West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania (where the lone site was treated). Its ability to thrive in very low light conditions means it can occupy niches where even M. vimineum has trouble existing.

Articles about Oplismenus undulatifolius

Various articles I have written about Oplismenus undulatifolius in the blog Sejarah Poaceae. The site features stories of my adventures among the grasses. It's also a place where I focus on studies of the Poaceae in general, as well as an outlet for some of the photography I do.

How to identify Oplismenus undulatifolius (Wavy-leaf basketgrass)

Some ways to identify the species. Unlike many other plants, grasses have minute flowers, and their vegetative structures all tend to be...well, grass-like. There are however ways of trying to identify a particular species that might be useful for everyone.

Selected Research Summaries of Oplismenus undulatifolius

Some abstracts and summaries of research papers that I believe are important towards understanding this species.

Selected Videos of Oplismenus undulatifolius

Selected videos that focus on the ecology and impacts of Arundo donax in invaded areas.

Penulis: A. Sunjian