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Taxon: Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. subsp. africana (Kenn.-O’Byrne) Hilu & de Wet

 
Genus: Eleusine
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 400470
Place of publication: J. M. J. de Wet et al., Amer. J. Bot. 71:552. 1984 (K. Hilu & J. M. J. de Wet, Econ. Bot. 30:202. 1976, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: full reference to the place of publication of basionym not provided in 1976 treatment
Name Verified on: 29-Nov-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Nov-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • African finger millet  (Source: Grass SAfr) - English
  • wild finger millet  (Source: Econ Bot) - English
  • osgras  (Source: Grass SAfr) - Afrikaans

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Yemen


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Bisht, M. S. & Y. Mukai 2001. Genomic in situ hybridization identifies genome donor of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) Theor. Appl. Genet. 102:825-832.
  3. Chennaveeraiah, M. S. & S. C. Hiremath 1974. Genome analysis of Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. (Euphytica) 23:489-495.
  4. de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1984. Systematics and evolution of Eleusine coracana (Gramineae) Amer. J. Bot. 71:552.
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  8. Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2 (L Oman)
  9. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58 (Grass SAfr)
  10. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia (F Ethiop)
  11. Hilu, K. W. & J. M. J. de Wet 1976. Domestication of Eleusine coracana Econ. Bot. 30:199.
  12. Hilu, K. W. et al. 1979. Archaeobotanical studies of Eleusine coracana ssp. coracana (Finger millet) Amer. J. Bot. 66:330-333.
  13. Liu, Q. et al. 2011. Allotetraploid origin and divergence in Eleusine (Chloridoideae, Poaceae): evidence from low-copy nuclear gene phylogenies and a plastid gene chronogram Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 108:1287-1298.
  14. Neves, S. S. et al. 2005. Phylogeny of Eleusine (Poaceae: Chloridoideae) based on nuclear ITS and plastid trnT – trnF sequences Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 35:395-419.
  15. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2015. A molecular phylogeny and classification of the Eleusininae with a new genus, Micrachne (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae) (Taxon) 64:445-467.
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  17. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

Check other web resources for Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. subsp. africana (Kenn.-O’Byrne) Hilu & de Wet :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.

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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=400470. Accessed 24 June 2019.