Taxon: Paspalum vaginatum Sw.

 
Genus: Paspalum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 26933
Place of publication: Prodr. 21. 1788
Name Verified on: 30-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-May-1995
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 107 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Environmental: potential as lawn/turf (fide Diversity 16:11-14. 2000)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Grass VarUSA)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: Namibia; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Eastern Cape, - Western Cape
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea - Bioko; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen
    • China: China - Hainan, - Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales, - Queensland, - South Australia, - Victoria, - Western Australia, - Northern Territory
  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, - Tamaulipas, - Baja Sur
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Colima, - Jalisco, - Puebla, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Alagoas, - Bahia, - Ceara, - Espirito Santo, - Mato Grosso do Sul, - Para, - Paraiba, - Parana, - Pernambuco, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Norte, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo, - Sergipe
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines - St. Vincent; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. John
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy - Sicily, - Sardinia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji

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