Taxon: Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

 
Genus: Cynodon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Cynodonteae
        Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 12848
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 1:85. 1805
Name Verified on: 06-Jul-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 257 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; Biodiv Conserv 13:459. 2004)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Kellerman et al.)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin Old World

    Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. weed

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

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  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
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