Taxon: Tragus berteronianus Schult.

Genus: Tragus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Cynodonteae
Nomen number: 36821
Place of publication: Mant. 2:205. 1824
Comment: this spelling not correctible to "berteroanus" (see Melbourne ICN Art. 60, Ex. 14)
Name Verified on: 11-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • African bur grass  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • small carrot-seed grass  (Source: Grass SAfr) - English
  • spike bur grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Burkina Faso; Mali
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • China: China
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix, - St. Thomas
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru


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  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. 1995 (L Egypt)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • 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)
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia (Darwiniana) 49:139-247.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. 1973- (F Ecuador)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. 1988-1990 (F Saudi ed3)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:220.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú (Ruizia) 13:295-296.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico Diversity & Distrib. 10:113-123.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47. 1994 (L Grass Argent)


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