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Taxon: Alloteropsis cimicina (L.) Stapf

 
Genus: Alloteropsis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Boivinellinae
Nomen number: 401510
Place of publication: D. Prain, Fl. trop. Afr. 9:487. 1919
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/54005021
Name Verified on: 21-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • bug-seed grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • cockatoo grass  (Source: pers. comm.) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Nigeria
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Hainan Sheng]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Malaysia, Singapore

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Northern Territory]


    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida, Maryland]


References:

  1. Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  2. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  5. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  7. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  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: Eritrea added in 2000
  10. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  11. Holttum, R. E. et al. 1953-1971. A revised flora of Malaya.
  12. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  13. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  14. Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia
  15. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  16. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  17. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  18. Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  19. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  20. Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun

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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=401510. Accessed 16 September 2019.