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Taxon: Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.

 
Genus: Eleusine
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 14992
Place of publication: Fruct. sem. pl. 1:8. 1788
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37173992
Name Verified on: 29-Nov-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1569 (1438 active, 735 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • finger millet  (Source: Pl Book) - English

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Yemen


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Libya, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Georgia
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan (w.), Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina, Myanmar
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Jawa, Sumatera] Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Western Australia]


References:

  1. Bisht, M. S. & Y. Mukai. 2001. Genomic in situ hybridization identifies genome donor of finger millet (Eleusine coracana). Theor. Appl. Genet. 102:825-832.
  2. Chennaveeraiah, M. S. & S. C. Hiremath. 1974. Genome analysis of Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.. Euphytica 23:489-495. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  3. de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1984. Systematics and evolution of Eleusine coracana (Gramineae). Amer. J. Bot. 71:550-557.
  4. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  7. Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2
  8. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58
  9. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  10. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  11. Hilu, K. W. & J. M. J. de Wet. 1976. Domestication of Eleusine coracana. Econ. Bot. 30:199-208.
  12. Hilu, K. W. et al. 1979. Archaeobotanical studies of Eleusine coracana ssp. coracana (Finger millet). Amer. J. Bot. 66:330-333.
  13. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  14. Koyama, T. 1987. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions
  15. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  16. Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia
  17. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  18. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  19. Neves, S. S. et al. 2005. Phylogeny of Eleusine (Poaceae: Chloridoideae) based on nuclear ITS and plastid trnT-trnF sequences. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 35:395-419.
  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  21. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  22. Sood, S. et al. 2016. Gene discovery and advances in finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.] genomics - An important nutr-cereal of future. Front. Plant Sci. 7:1634.
  23. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  24. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: mentions
  25. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  26. Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun
  27. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • 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=14992. Accessed 12 November 2019.