Taxon: Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.

 
Genus: Dactyloctenium
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Cynodonteae
Nomen number: 13133
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 2:1029. 1809 "aegyptiacum"
Name Verified on: 24-Nov-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Nov-2008
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 30 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:104. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:104. 1992)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Madeira Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan; Yemen - Socotra
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    • China: China - Zhejiang, - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guizhou, - Yunnan, - Hainan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Israel; Lebanon; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar
    • Malesia: Malaysia; Philippines

  • Naturalized:

  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Ceara, - Espirito Santo, - Maranhao, - Mato Grosso do Sul, - Para, - Rio de Janeiro, - Amapa
    • Central America: Belize
    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Colombia

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