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Taxon: Andropogon tectorum Schumach.

 
Genus: Andropogon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Andropogoninae
Nomen number: 3340
Place of publication: Beskr. Guin. pl. 49. 1827
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature, where the name and diagnosis together are ascribed to Schumacher (Shenzhen ICN Art. 46, Ex. 11, 15, & 24), although the description is ascribed to Thonning
Name Verified on: 07-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • Africa (w.)


References:

  1. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  2. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  3. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. Note: lists as Andropogon tectorum Schumach. & Thonn.
  4. Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun Note: lists as Andropogon tectorum Schumach. & Thonn.

Check other web resources for Andropogon tectorum Schumach. :

  • 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=3340. Accessed 16 September 2019.