Taxon: Imperata brasiliensis Trin.

 
Genus: Imperata
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 19863
Place of publication: Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2(3):331. 1832
Name Verified on: 10-Nov-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Nov-2009
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Brazilian blady grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Brazilian satintail  (Source: USDA/APHIS) - English
  • capim-agreste  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-sapé  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • macega  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sapé  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sapé-macho  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere, incl. s.e. United States

References:

  • Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. 1969- (F EntreR)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the West Indies. 1936 (Grass WInd)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Vergara, R. et al. 2008. Preliminary study using ISSRs to differentiate Imperata taxa (Poaceae: Andropogoneae) growing in the US SouthE. Naturalist 7:267-276.

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