Zoysia is a genus of creeping grasses widespread across much of Asia as well as Australia and various islands in the Pacific. These species, commonly called zoysia or zoysiagrass, are found in coastal areas or grasslands.Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 496 结缕草属 jie lü cao shu Zoysia Willdenow, Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften. 3: 440. 1801 The genus is named after the Slovenian botanist Karl von Zois (1756–1799). Species Zoysia × forbesiana Traub – Japan – (Z. japonica × Z. matrella) Zoysia × hondana Ohwi – Japan – (Z. japonica × Z. macrostachya) Zoysia japonica Steud. – zenith zoysia – Japan (incl Bonin Is), Korea, China, Primorye; naturalized in India, North America, etc. Zoysia macrantha Desv. – Australia Zoysia macrostachya Franch. & Sav. – Japan, Korea, eastern China, Ryukyu Is Zoysia matrella (L.) Merr. – Southeast Asia, Japan, China, Indian Subcontinent, New Guinea, Queensland, Micronesia; naturalized in parts of Africa, North and South America, and assorted oceanic islands Zoysia minima (Colenso) Zotov – New Zealand Zoysia pauciflora Mez – North Island of New Zealand Zoysia seslerioides (Balansa) Clayton & F.R.Richardson – Vietnam Zoysia sinica Hance Japan, Korea, eastern China, Ryukyu Is