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
Name Verified on: 22-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 553 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass VarUSA)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Costa Rica
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Colombia

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Costa Rica - Guanacaste
    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. 1995 (Grass VarUSA)
  • Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13. 1984 (L Cape)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia (Darwiniana) 49:139-247.
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Kok, P. D. F. 1981. Notes on Digitaria in South Africa (Bothalia) 13:457.
  • Kok, P. D. F. 1984. Studies on Digitaria (Poaceae): 1. Enumeration of species and synonymy S. African J. Bot. 3:184.
  • Laegaard, S. & P. Pozo García 2004. Invasive grasses in the Galapagos Islands (Lyonia) 6:172-175.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. 1966-1972 (F Namib)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Ross, J. The flora of Natal. 1972 (F Natal)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:121-123.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  • 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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