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Taxon: Digitaria iburua Stapf

 
Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Anthephorinae
Nomen number: 14027
Place of publication: Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915:382, fig. 1. 1915
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: cereal (fide Grass Camer; Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Togo


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • Africa (w.)


References:

  1. Burkill, H. M. 1994. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 2:228-229.
  2. Dansi, A. et al. 2010. Diversity, conservation and related wild species of Fonio millet (Digitaria spp.) in the northwest of Benin. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 57:827-839. URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/w174w7n24g062166/ target='_blank'
  3. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  4. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  6. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  7. Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun Note: cult.
  8. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Digitaria iburua Stapf :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14027. Accessed 17 July 2019.