Taxon: Digitaria velutina (Forssk.) P. Beauv.

Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 316378
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 51, 173. 1812
Name Verified on: 05-Apr-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • long-plume finger grass  (Source: Grass SAfr) - English
  • velvet finger grass  (Source: USDA/APHIS) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen


  • Andrews, F. W. The flowering plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. 1950-1956 (F Sudan)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • 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)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)


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