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Taxon: Eragrostis ciliaris (L.) R. Br.

 
Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Subtribe: Eragrostidinae
Nomen number: 27886
Place of publication: Observ. Congo 59. 1818 (ante 3 Mar) (J. H. Tuckey, Narr. exped. Zaire (App. 5) 478. 1818 (5 Mar))
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Jun-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • gophertail grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • woolly love grass  (Source: Grass SAfr) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage; forage
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Madeira Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt (s.e.)
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, South Africa, [Cape Province (e.), KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina
    • MALESIA: Philippines

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cuba


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2005 (L Cabo Verde)
  2. Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  3. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. (L Egypt)
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  5. Burkill, H. M. 1994. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr) 2:248-249.
  6. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  7. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  8. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  9. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  10. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  11. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  12. Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  13. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  14. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. (L Macar ed4)
  15. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. (F Ecuador)
  16. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  17. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  18. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  19. Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  20. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  21. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  22. Peterson, P. M. & J. Valdés-Reyna 2005. Eragrostis (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Eragrostideae: Eragrostidinae) from northeastern Mexico (Sida) 21:1378-1379.
  23. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  24. Reed, C. F. Economically important foreign weeds: potential problems in the United States. 1977 (Econ FWeed)
  25. Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  26. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  27. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  28. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  29. Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)

Check other web resources for Eragrostis ciliaris (L.) R. Br. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27886. Accessed 23 February 2019.