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Taxon: Cynodon plectostachyus (K. Schum.) Pilg.

 
Genus: Cynodon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 12857
Place of publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40:82. 1907
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Jul-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 83 (30 active, 10 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. CRC Press. Note: Revised version of AH 170
  2. Clayton, W. D. & J. R. Harlan. 1970. The genus Cynodon L. C. Rich. in tropical Africa. Kew Bull. 24:185.
  3. de Wet, J. M. J. & J. R. Harlan. 1970. Biosystematics of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). Taxon 19:567.
  4. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cynodon+plectostachyus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Harlan, J. R. et al. 1969. Hybridization studies with Cynodon from East Africa and Malagasy. Amer. J. Bot. 56:945.
  8. Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. A guide to the species of Cynodon (Gramineae). Bull. Oklahoma Agric. Exp. Sta. B-673:32.
  9. Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. Geographic distribution of the species of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). E. African Agric. Forest. J. 36:221.
  10. Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  15. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Cynodon plectostachyus (K. Schum.) Pilg. :

  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • 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.

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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?id=12857. Accessed 23 July 2019.