Taxon: Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka

 
Genus: Melinis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 409666
Place of publication: Biblioth. Bot. 138:55. 1988
Name Verified on: 11-Dec-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Mar-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 61 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Grass SAfr)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Grass SAfr)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Grass SAfr)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Morocco
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Terr - Diego Garcia; Reunion
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: U.S. Outlying Islands - Midway Islands; United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia; Kiribati - Line Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Nauru; New Caledonia; Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2005 (L Cabo Verde)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II Cavanillesia Altera 3:1-163.
  • 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)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. 1950 (Grass US)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  • 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)
  • Zizka, G. 1988. Revision der Melinideae Hitchcock (Poaceae, Panicoideae) Biblioth. Bot. 138:1-149.
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:287.

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