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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
Link to protologue:
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 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing, cultivated pasture fide Grass SAfr; Ellis, pers. comm.); 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 [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga]


    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)

Check other web resources for Acroceras macrum Stapf :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • 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. 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 18 October 2018.