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Taxon: Dactyloctenium australe Steud.

 
Genus: Dactyloctenium
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Nomen number: 13134
Place of publication: Syn. pl. glumac. 1:212. 1854
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 3 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: lawn/turf (used as lawn grass fide Grass SAfr); lawn/turf (used as lawn grass fide Grass SAfr)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique (e.?)
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa, [Cape Province (e.), KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia


References:

  1. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  2. Firth, D. J. et al. 2002. Selection of pasture species for groundcover suited to shade in mature macadamia orchards in subtropical Australia Trop. Grasslands 36:1-12.
  3. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  4. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  5. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  6. Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. (Weed CRCAustralia)
  7. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Dactyloctenium australe Steud. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.

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=13134. Accessed 23 January 2019.