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Taxon: Cenchrus americanus (L.) Morrone

 
Genus: Cenchrus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 464256
Place of publication: Ann. Bot. (Oxford) ser. 2, 106:127. 2010
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Oct-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 2108 (1354 active, 1263 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (for birdseed); forage
  • Environmental: ornamental; soil improver
  • Human food:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated

    Africa
    • Africa

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India

    Northern America
    • United States


    Adventive

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Washington]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California]


References:

  1. Chemisquy, M. A. et al. 2010. Phylogenetic studies favour the unification of Pennisetum, Cenchrus and Odontelytrum (Poaceae): a combined nuclear, plastid and morphological analysis, and nomenclatural combinations in Cenchrus Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 106:107-130.
  2. Gutiérrez, H. F. 2015. Las especies americanas del género Cenchrus s.l. (Poaceae, Panioideae, Paniceae) (Darwiniana) 3:114-200.
  3. Simon, B. K. 2010. New taxa, nomenclatural changes and notes on Australian grasses in the tribe Paniceae (Poaceae: Panicoideae) (Austrobaileya) 8:187-219.
  4. Verloove, F. 2012. New combinations in Cenchrus (Paniceae, Poaceae) in Europe and the Mediterranean area (Willdenowia) 42:77-78.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?464256. Accessed 19 May 2019.