Taxon: Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka

 
Genus: Melinis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Melinidinae
Nomen number: 409666
Place of publication: Biblioth. Bot. 138:55. 1988
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 11-Dec-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Mar-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System

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Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Environmental: revegetator ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Spain [Canary Islands (Tenerife)]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Morocco
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, [Transvaal] Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: British Indian Ocean Terr, [Diego Garcia] Reunion

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California]
    • Mexico

    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
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay


References:

  1. Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2005 (L Cabo Verde)
  2. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  3. Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II Cavanillesia Altera 3:1-163.
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  5. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  6. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  7. Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. (Grass US)
  8. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  9. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  10. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  11. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  12. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)
  13. Zizka, G. 1988. Revision der Melinideae Hitchcock (Poaceae, Panicoideae) Biblioth. Bot. 138:1-149.
  14. Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)
  15. 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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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?409666. Accessed 22 April 2018.