Taxon: Acroceras macrum Stapf

 
Genus: Acroceras
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Boivinellinae
Nomen number: 1363
Place of publication: D. Prain, Fl. trop. Afr. 9:624. 1920
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 26-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Jul-1999
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing, cultivated pasture fide Grass SAfr; Ellis, pers. comm.)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa [Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape]


    Cultivated

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Suriname


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia


References:

  1. Ellis, R. P. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  5. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  7. Jacobs, S. W. L. 1999. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. (Weed CRCAustralia)
  9. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  10. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=1363. Accessed 21 April 2018.