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Taxon: Digitaria milanjiana (Rendle) Stapf

 
Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Anthephorinae
Nomen number: 14039
Place of publication: D. Prain, Fl. trop. Afr. 9:430. 1919
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 134 (108 active, 94 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • digit grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • Milanje finger grass  (Source: Grass SAfr) - English
  • woolly finger grass  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • milanjiana  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo [Shaba]
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa [Free State, Transvaal]


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]


References:

  1. Burkill, H. M. 1994. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 2:230.
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  4. 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+milanjiana&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  7. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  8. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:123-124.
  9. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  10. Webster, R. D. & R. B. Shaw. 1982. Relationship between Digitaria milanjiana (Poaceae: Paniceae) and the annual species of Digitaria section Digitaria in North America. Sida 9:333-343.
  11. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:206.
  12. Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist.

Check other web resources for Digitaria milanjiana (Rendle) Stapf :

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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=14039. Accessed 19 July 2019.