Taxon: Digitaria ciliaris (Retz.) Koeler

Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 13998
Place of publication: Descr. Gram. 27. 1802
Name Verified on: 18-Jul-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Dec-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:119-121. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass NE India; Grass SEAs)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Grass SAfr)

Distributional Range:


    . exact native range obscure


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Free State, - Gauteng, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West, - Northern Cape; Swaziland
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Massachusetts, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, - Montana
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Jamaica; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Guadeloupe
    • Southern South America: Chile


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