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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.
Accessions: 553 (382 active, 309 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: erosion control

Distributional Range:

    Native

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


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zimbabwe

    Northern America
    • United States (s.)

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


    Naturalized

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

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, United States [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).
  2. Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. CRC Press. Note: Revised version of AH 170
  3. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt. 1984. Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13.
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Digitaria+eriantha&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58
  8. Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia. Darwiniana 49:139-247.
  9. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003-. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica Note: = Digitaria pentzii
  10. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. Note: introduced
  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. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia Note: introduced
  15. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  16. Merxmüller, H., ed. 1966-1972. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika.
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  18. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  19. Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  20. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:121-123.
  21. Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  22. Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).
  23. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47 Note: introduced

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14013. Accessed 16 July 2019.