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Taxon: Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter

 
Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Subtribe: Eragrostidinae
Nomen number: 15320
Place of publication: Boll. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1918:62. 1918
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 422 (372 active, 367 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; fodder
  • Environmental:
  • Human food: cereal

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia


    Naturalized (sometimes natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Cheverton, M. R. & G. P. Chapman. 1989. Ethiopian t'ef: a cereal confined to its centre of variability. New crops for food and industry 235-238.
  3. D'Andrea, A. C. 2008. T’ef (Eragrostis tef) in ancient agricultural systems of highland Ethiopia. Econ. Bot. 62:547-566. Note: identification of archaeological remains of Eragrostis indicates that tef, as as modern domesticate, could not be morphologically distinguished from E. pilosa
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. 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=Eragrostis+tef&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58
  8. Ingram, A. L. & J. J. Doyle. 2003. The origin and evolution of Eragrostis tef (Poaceae) and related polyploids: evidence from nuclear waxy and plastid rps16. Amer. J. Bot. 90:116-122.
  9. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  10. Ketema, S. 1997. Tef. Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter. Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. 12:1-52.
  11. Lazarides, M. 1997. A revision of Eragrostis (Eragrostideae, Eleusininae, Poaceae) in Australia. Austral. Syst. Bot. 10:157.
  12. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  14. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Skvortsov, A. K., ed. 2006. Flora of the Lower Volga region 1:185.
  17. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  18. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  19. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  20. Veldkamp, J. F. 2002. Revision of Eragrostis (Gramineae, Chloridoideae) in Malesia. Blumea 47:186.
  21. Zeid, M. et al. 2011. Eragrostis. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, millets and grasses 8:135-151.
  22. Zeid, M. et al. 2012. Genetic diversity in tef (Eragrostis tef) germplasm using SSR markers. Field Crops Res. 127:64-70.
  23. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47
  24. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.
  25. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter :

  • 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=15320. Accessed 8 December 2019.