Taxon: Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.

 
Genus: Eleusine
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 14992
Place of publication: Fruct. sem. pl. 1:8. 1788
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 29-Nov-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Nov-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1438 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • finger millet  (Source: Pl Book) - English

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Rwanda, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Yemen


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Georgia
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan (w.), Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina, Myanmar
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Java, Sumatra] Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Western Australia]


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Bisht, M. S. & Y. Mukai 2001. Genomic in situ hybridization identifies genome donor of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) Theor. Appl. Genet. 102:825-832.
  3. Chennaveeraiah, M. S. & S. C. Hiremath 1974. Genome analysis of Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. (Euphytica) 23:489-495.
  4. de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1984. Systematics and evolution of Eleusine coracana (Gramineae) Amer. J. Bot. 71:550-557.
  5. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  9. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  10. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  11. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  12. Hilu, K. W. & J. M. J. de Wet 1976. Domestication of Eleusine coracana Econ. Bot. 30:199-208.
  13. Hilu, K. W. et al. 1979. Archaeobotanical studies of Eleusine coracana ssp. coracana (Finger millet) Amer. J. Bot. 66:330-333.
  14. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  15. Koyama, T. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions. 1987 (Grass Japan)
  16. Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  17. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  18. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  19. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  20. Neves, S. S. et al. 2005. Phylogeny of Eleusine (Poaceae: Chloridoideae) based on nuclear ITS and plastid trnT-trnF sequences Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 35:395-419.
  21. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  22. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  23. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  24. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  25. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)
  26. Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)

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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?14992. Accessed 25 April 2018.