Taxon: Eragrostis nigra Nees

 
Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Eragrostideae
        Subtribe: Eragrostidinae
Nomen number: 15284
Place of publication: E. G. Steudel, Syn. pl. glumac. 1:267. 1854
Comment: Steudel acknowledges in his preface (p. vii) that Nees made his manuscript "Supplementa Graminearum" available to him for insertion in this work
Name Verified on: 29-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Jul-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • capim-amoroso-escurecido  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (in tea plantations fide F Ceylon)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Gansu, - Guangxi, - Guizhou, - Henan, - Jiangxi, - Shaanxi, - Sichuan, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina
    • Malesia: Indonesia

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. 1960 (Grass BCIP)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 2002. Revision of Eragrostis (Gramineae, Chloridoideae) in Malesia (Blumea) 47:181.

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