Omatsubashiba(in japanese)

Omatsubashiba(in japanese)
Japanese Common Name
Scientific name
Aristida takeoi Ohwi
Order: Poales, Family: Poaceae
About 30 cm
Species Distribution
In Okinawa, Iheya, Izena, Kohama, Kume, Okinawa, Tokashiki and Zamami,Islands. In other areas of Japan, the distribution areas include Amamioshima and Tokunoshima Islands.
Okinawa Red List of Threatened Species:Vulnerable
Japan Red List of Threatened Species:Endangered
This is an endemic species found in Ryukyu Islands. It naturally grows in nutrient-deficient fields and well-lit forest beds populated with short Pinus lunchuensis trees. Land development and habitat invasion by exotic species, Sphagneticola trilobata, are reducing its habitat areas.

Updated February 2019

back to "Movies of Okinawa creatures" page