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Taxon: Cynodon aethiopicus Clayton & J. R. Harlan

 
Genus: Cynodon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 318662
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 24:187. 1970
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Sep-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide F TE Afr; F WT Afr)
  • Environmental:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan (s.e.)
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo (e.), Rwanda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique (n.w.), Zambia, Zimbabwe


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


References:

  1. de Wet, J. M. J. & J. R. Harlan. 1970. Biosystematics of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). Taxon 19:568.
  2. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cynodon+aethiopicus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  4. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58
  5. Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. A guide to the species of Cynodon (Gramineae). Bull. Oklahoma Agric. Exp. Sta. B-673:6.
  6. Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. Geographic distribution of the species of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). E. African Agric. Forest. J. 36:222.
  7. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  8. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  9. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  10. Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  12. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  13. Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. Note: re. common names

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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=318662. Accessed 21 July 2019.