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
Comment: authorship verified from original literature, where the name and diagnosis together are ascribed to Schumacher (Melbourne ICN Art. 46, Ex. 9, 12, & 22), although the description is ascribed to Thonning
Name Verified on: 07-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing fide Grass Camer)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • : Africa

References:

  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)

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