Taxon: Paspalum scrobiculatum L.

Genus: Paspalum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paspaleae
Subtribe: Paspalinae
Nomen number: 26917
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 1:29. 1767
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Apr-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Oct-2001
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 336 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: cereal (fide Wealth India RM 7:270-272. 1966)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Wealth India RM 7:270-272. 1966)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:185. 1992)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Grass SAfr; Pl Res SEAs 4:185. 1992)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Namibia ; South Africa ; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin ; Burkina Faso ; Cote D'Ivoire ; Gambia ; Ghana ; Guinea ; Liberia ; Mali ; Mauritania ; Nigeria ; Senegal ; Sierra Leone ; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius ; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina ; Myanmar ; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Indochina
  • Northern America

    • United States

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India


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  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist. (Pl SAfr Online)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India 1966. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM) 7:270-272.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
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  • Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)


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