Taxon: Paspalum plicatulum Michx.

 
Genus: Paspalum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paspaleae
        Subtribe: Paspalinae
Nomen number: 26897
Place of publication: Fl. bor.-amer. 1:45. 1803
Name Verified on: 08-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 174 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • brown-seed paspalum  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • top paspalum  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • coqueirinho  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • pasto-negro  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • gamelotillo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • hierba de cepa  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • zhou fu que bai  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:183. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:183. 1992)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Mississippi
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Tabasco, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Beetle, A. A. 1977. Noteworthy grasses from Mexico V (Phytologia) 37:386.
  • Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II Cavanillesia Altera 3:1-163.
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • 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)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. 1950 (Grass US)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. 1969 (F CubaLeon)
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. 1982 (F PR)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Mejía-Saulés, M. T. & P. Dávila A. Gramíneas Útiles de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 16. 1992 (Grass Util Mex)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:183.
  • Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú (Ruizia) 13:376.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • 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. 46:500.

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