Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

Bermuda grass

source: Rosarinagazo (2007), Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)
source: Rosarinagazo (2007), Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)


GrinTax Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
The Plant list Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
English name Bermuda grass

Crop relationship
Bermuda grass same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized in 19th century
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence relatively rare
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe temperate- and warm- zones
Asia idem
Africa idem
North-America idem
South-America idem
Australia idem
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.0vnzjb
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.0vnzjb

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information