Taxon: Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees

 
Genus: Eragrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Eragrostideae
        Subtribe: Eragrostidinae
Nomen number: 27889
Place of publication: Fl. Afr. austral. ill. 397. 1841
Name Verified on: 07-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 604 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Grass SAfr)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Grass SAfr)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Grass SAfr)
  • Animal food: forage (fide F TE Afr)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - Free State, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal; Swaziland

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    • Northern Africa: Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Papuasia: New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Georgia, - South Carolina
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Federal District, - Minas Gerais, - Para, - Paraiba, - Parana, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

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