Taxon: Digitaria milanjiana (Rendle) Stapf

Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 14039
Place of publication: D. Prain, Fl. trop. Afr. 9:430. 1919
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: 134 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 (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:123-124. 1992)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Free State, - Transvaal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire - Shaba

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida


  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist. (Pl SAfr Online)
  • Burkill, H. M. 1994. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr) 2:230.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • 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)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • 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)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:123-124.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • 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.
  • 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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