Taxon: Andropogon gayanus Kunth

 
Genus: Andropogon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Andropogoninae
Nomen number: 3213
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 491. 1833
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 02-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Aug-1995
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage ()
  • Materials: cane (for thatching & matting fide Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Weed: ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga] Swaziland


    Cultivated

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil (s.e.)


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


References:

  1. Almeida-Neto, M. et al. 2010. Invasive grasses and native Asteraceae in the Brazilian cerrado Pl. Ecol. 209:109-122.
  2. Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  3. Bowden, B. N. 1964. Studies on Andropogon gayanus Kunth: III. An outline of its biology J. Ecol. 52:255-271.
  4. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  5. Dogra, K. S. et al. 2010. Alien plant invasion and their impact on indigenous species diversity at global scale: A review J. Ecol. Nat. Environm. 2:175-186.
  6. Esqueda-Esquivel, V. A. et al. 2010. El control de arvenses en la productividad y calidad el pasto llanero Agron. Mesoamer. 21:145-157.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Foxcroft, L. C. et al. 2010. Alien plant invasions in tropical and sub-tropical savannas: patterns, processes and prospects Biol. Invas. 12:3913-3933.
  9. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  10. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  11. Gómez, Y. & J. Paolini 2011. Variación en la actividad microbiana por cambio de uso en suelos en sabanas, Llanos Orientales, Venezuela Revista Biol. Trop. 59:1-15.
  12. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  13. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  14. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  16. National Herbarium of New South Wales Flora of New South Wales. (F NSW)
  17. Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. (Weed CRCAustralia)
  18. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:44.
  19. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  20. Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  21. Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=3213. Accessed 19 April 2018.