Taxon: Digitaria milanjiana (Rendle) Stapf

 
Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Anthephorinae
Nomen number: 14039
Place of publication: D. Prain, Fl. trop. Afr. 9:430. 1919
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Jul-1999
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 108 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • digit grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • Milanje finger grass  (Source: Grass SAfr) - English
  • woolly finger grass  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • milanjiana  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire [Shaba]
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa [Free State, Transvaal]


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]


References:

  1. Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist. (Pl SAfr Online)
  2. Burkill, H. M. 1994. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr) 2:230.
  3. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  4. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  7. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  8. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  9. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:123-124.
  10. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  11. Webster, R. D. & R. B. Shaw 1982. Relationship between Digitaria milanjiana (Poaceae: Paniceae) and the annual species of Digitaria section Digitaria in North America (Sida) 9:333-343.
  12. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:206.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?14039. Accessed 23 June 2018.