Taxon: Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf

 
Genus: Desmostachya
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Tripogoninae
Nomen number: 13689
Place of publication: W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, Fl. cap. 7:632. 1900
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 29-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Aug-2000
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

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Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control ()
  • Animal food: fodder (but only in arid regions fide Grass BCIP)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; Wealth India RM; Ayurveda Ency, as Eragrostis cynosuroides)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA; F Iraq)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Mauritania

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran, Iraq, Israel
    • CHINA: China [Hainan]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Cocos (Keeling) Islands


References:

  1. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. (F Libya)
  2. Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  3. Chaudhary, S. A. Weeds of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula. (Weeds Saudi Arabia)
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  5. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  6. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM)
  7. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  8. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  9. Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  10. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  11. Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. (F Saudi ed3)
  12. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  13. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  14. Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  15. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  16. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)
  17. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)
  18. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

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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=13689. Accessed 19 April 2018.