Taxon: Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv.

 
Genus: Melinis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
        Subtribe: Melinidinae
Nomen number: 24025
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 54, t. 11, fig. 4. 1812
Name Verified on: 11-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Apr-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 51 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass Camer; Food Feed Crops US; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Plant Invasion; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Rwanda; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Indochina
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia; Niue; Tonga; Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador - Galapagos Islands; Peru

References:

  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist. (Pl SAfr Online)
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  • Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2005 (L Cabo Verde)
  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. 1960 (Grass BCIP)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II Cavanillesia Altera 3:1-163.
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia (Darwiniana) 49:139-247.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2. 1982 (Mult Glossary Crops)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  • The Missouri Botanical Garden with others A Catalogue of the vascular plants of Madagascar (on-line resource). (L Madagascar Online)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú (Ruizia) 13:396.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Ugarte, E. et al. 2011. Vascular alien flora, Chile (Check List) 7:365-382.
  • Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico Diversity & Distrib. 10:113-123.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Zizka, G. 1988. Revision der Melinideae Hitchcock (Poaceae, Panicoideae) Biblioth. Bot. 138:92.
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47. 1994 (L Grass Argent)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:287.

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