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. Last Changed: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 371 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control ()
  • Human food: cereal ()
  • Animal food: fodder ()
  • Animal food: fodder ()

Distributional Range:



  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia


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