Common Name: Pampas Grass, Toe Toe, Tussock Grass
Published in: Gard. Chron., ser. 3 22: 378. 1897.
Other: Nom. cons. vs Moorea Lem. nom. rej. (proposed 1929, entered in code 1935) Type: C. selloana (Schult. & Schult.f.) ASch. & Gaerbn. Comes from 'cortadera' which is the Argentine word for this grass, stemming from 'cortar', the Spanish for 'to cut' , and referring to the sharp edges of the leaves which cut very easily.