Taxon: Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv.

Genus: Axonopus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 6174
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 12, 154. 1812
Name Verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 21 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:53. 1992)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:53. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:53. 1992)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi, - South Carolina
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. in paleotropics


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Malaysia


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