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
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: 17 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

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Gauteng, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - Western Cape
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia

  • Cultivated:

  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: Suriname

References:

  • Ellis, R. P. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Jacobs, S. W. L. 1999. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. 2007 (Weed CRCAustralia)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)

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