Taxon: Imperata brasiliensis Trin.

 
Genus: Imperata
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 19863
Place of publication: Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2(3):331. 1832
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 10-Nov-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Brazilian blady grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Brazilian satintail  (Source: USDA/APHIS) - English
  • capim-agreste  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-sapé  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • macega  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sapé  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sapé-macho  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere, incl. s.e. United States)

References:

  1. Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. (F EntreR)
  2. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  3. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  4. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  6. Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the West Indies. (Grass WInd)
  7. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  8. Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  10. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  11. Vergara, R. et al. 2008. Preliminary study using ISSRs to differentiate Imperata taxa (Poaceae: Andropogoneae) growing in the US SouthE. Naturalist 7:267-276.

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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=19863. Accessed 24 April 2018.