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Taxon: Digitaria eriantha Steud.

 
Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Anthephorinae
Nomen number: 14013
Place of publication: Flora 12:468. 1829
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/529470
Name Verified on: 21-Nov-2017 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Dec-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 553 (382 active, 312 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: erosion control

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zimbabwe

    Northern America
    • United States (s.)

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica [Guanacaste]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador [Galapagos Islands]


    Naturalized

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  2. Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. 1995 (Grass VarUSA)
  3. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13. (L Cape)
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  5. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  8. Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia (Darwiniana) 49:139-247.
  9. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  10. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  11. Kok, P. D. F. 1981. Notes on Digitaria in South Africa (Bothalia) 13:457.
  12. Kok, P. D. F. 1984. Studies on Digitaria (Poaceae): 1. Enumeration of species and synonymy S. African J. Bot. 3:184.
  13. Laegaard, S. & P. Pozo García 2004. Invasive grasses in the Galapagos Islands (Lyonia) 6:172-175.
  14. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  15. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  16. Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. (F Namib)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  19. Ross, J. The flora of Natal. (F Natal)
  20. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:121-123.
  21. Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  22. Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  23. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47. 1994 (L Grass Argent)

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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=14013. Accessed 15 November 2018.