Taxon: Oplismenus compositus (L.) P. Beauv.

Genus: Oplismenus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Boivinellinae
Nomen number: 401781
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 54, 168, 169. 1812
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Mar-2018
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea ; Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman ; Yemen
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan
    • China: China Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan Punjab; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Indochina ; Myanmar
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Queensland
  • Northern America

    • Mexico
  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Costa Rica ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia ; Ecuador


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