Taxon: Cynodon plectostachyus (K. Schum.) Pilg.

Genus: Cynodon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Cynodonteae
Nomen number: 12857
Place of publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40:82. 1907
Name Verified on: 06-Jul-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Nov-1999
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 83 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kellerman et al.)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere


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  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
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  • Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. Geographic distribution of the species of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae) E. African Agric. Forest. J. 36:221.
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  • Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)


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