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Taxon: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. var. aridus J. R. Harlan & de Wet

 
Genus: Cynodon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 103629
Place of publication: Crop Sci. (Madison) 9:774. 1969
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Dec-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Environmental: lawn/turf
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. de Wet, J. M. J. & J. R. Harlan. 1970. Biosystematics of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). Taxon 19:567.
  2. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  3. Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. A guide to the species of Cynodon (Gramineae). Bull. Oklahoma Agric. Exp. Sta. B-673:16.
  4. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  6. Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually).
  7. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: mentions
  8. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. var. aridus J. R. Harlan & de Wet :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=103629. Accessed 4 August 2020.