Taxon: Echinochloa colona (L.) Link

Genus: Echinochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 316659
Place of publication: Hort. berol. 2:209. 1833
Comment: specific epithet commonly misspelled "colonum"
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jul-2005
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 43 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust; Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


    . origin obscure


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Zambia
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Guinea; Niger; Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany
    • Northern Europe: Denmark
    • Southeastern Europe: Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Puerto Rico
    • Mesoamerica: Central America; Costa Rica
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal


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