Taxon: Bothriochloa bladhii (Retz.) S. T. Blake

Genus: Bothriochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Anthristiriinae
Nomen number: 103434
Place of publication: Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 80:62. 1969
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Sep-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-May-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 138 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Grass VarUSA, as B. caucasica)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide AH 170)
  • Animal food: forage (fide AH 170)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Namibia ; South Africa Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Burkina Faso ; Ghana ; Nigeria ; Senegal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon ; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Anhui, Fujian, Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong, Guizhou, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Xinjiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India ; Nepal ; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; Laos ; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Barbados ; Cuba ; Dominican Republic ; Virgin Islands (U.S.) St. Croix
    • Southern South America: Argentina La Pampa


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