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Taxon: Eragrostis superba Peyr.

 
Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Subtribe: Eragrostidinae
Nomen number: 15319
Place of publication: H. Wawra & J. J. Peyritsch, Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. 38:584. 1860
Link to protologue:
Comment: Peyritsch authored all monocots in this treatment (see p. 582)
Name Verified on: 16-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Nov-2008
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 77 (57 active, 58 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Environmental: revegetator
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Gabon, Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa [Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]


    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Northern America
    • Mexico


References:

  1. Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist. (Pl SAfr Online)
  2. Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. 1995 (Grass VarUSA)
  3. Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  4. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  5. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  6. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  7. Englert, J. M. et al. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  9. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  11. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  13. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  14. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  15. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  16. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  17. Lazarides, M. 1997. A revision of Eragrostis (Eragrostideae, Eleusininae, Poaceae) in Australia Austral. Syst. Bot. 10:156.
  18. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  19. Peterson, P. M. & J. Valdés-Reyna 2005. Eragrostis (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Eragrostideae: Eragrostidinae) from northeastern Mexico (Sida) 21:1415.
  20. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:111.
  21. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  22. Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. (Weed CRCAustralia)
  23. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  24. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  25. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  26. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  27. Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico Diversity & Distrib. 10:113-123.

Check other web resources for Eragrostis superba Peyr. :

  • 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
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15319. Accessed 23 October 2018.