Taxon: Panicum bergii Arechav.

Genus: Panicum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
        Subtribe: Panicinae
Nomen number: 26448
Place of publication: Anales Mus. Nac. Montevideo 1:147. 1894
Name Verified on: 11-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Nov-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 17 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Berg's witchgrass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • paja voladora  (Source: Darwiniana) - Spanish

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Pernambuco, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Roraima
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia - La Paz

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere, incl. United States (s.e. Texas)


  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. 1989. El género Panicum (Poaceae: Paniceae) en la República Argentina. III (Darwiniana) 29:312-315.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone 1996. Revisión de las especies americanas de Panicum, subgénero Panicum, sección Panicum (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae) Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 83:231-233.


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