Taxon: Cenchrus spinifex Cav.

 
Genus: Cenchrus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 433278
Place of publication: Icon. 5:38, t. 461. 1799
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA, as Cenchrus incertus)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Utah
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References:

  • Diggs, G. M., Jr. et al. Shinner's and Mahler's illustrated flora of North Central Texas. 1999 (F NC Tex)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Simon, B. K. 2010. New taxa, nomenclatural changes and notes on Australian grasses in the tribe Paniceae (Poaceae: Panicoideae) (Austrobaileya) 8:192.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)

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