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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.
Accessions: 3 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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. Bisht, M. S. & Y. Mukai. 2001. Genomic in situ hybridization identifies genome donor of finger millet (Eleusine coracana). Theor. Appl. Genet. 102:825-832. Note: as Eleusine africana, the wild progenitor of finger millet
  2. Chennaveeraiah, M. S. & S. C. Hiremath. 1974. Genome analysis of Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.. Euphytica 23:489-495. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  3. de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1984. Systematics and evolution of Eleusine coracana (Gramineae). Amer. J. Bot. 71:552. Note: combination unknowingly validated here
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: = Eleusine africana Kenn.-O'Byrne
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  7. Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2 Note: treats as Eleusine indica subsp. africana (Kenn.-O'Byrne) S. M. Phillips
  8. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58
  9. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: = Eleusine africana Kenn.-O'Byrne
  10. Hilu, K. W. & J. M. J. de Wet. 1976. Domestication of Eleusine coracana. Econ. Bot. 30:199.
  11. Hilu, K. W. et al. 1979. Archaeobotanical studies of Eleusine coracana ssp. coracana (Finger millet). Amer. J. Bot. 66:330-333. Note: mentions but no validation of name
  12. 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. Note: = Eleusine africana
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  16. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora. Note: treats as Eleusine indica subsp. africana (Kenn.-O'Byrne) S. M. Phillips
  17. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). Note: = Eleusine africana Kenn.-O'Byrne

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 16 September 2019.