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Taxon: Paspalidium geminatum (Forssk.) Stapf

 
Genus: Paspalidium
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 403070
Place of publication: D. Prain, Fl. trop. Afr. 9:583. 1920
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Jan-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • Egyptian paspalidium  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • water paspalidium  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide J. F. Veldkamp, pers. comm.)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia, South Africa [Transvaal]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan, [Sind] Sri Lanka
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Jawa, Sumatera] Malaysia [Selangor]

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas (s.), Florida (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/main.asp?plantID=126), Louisiana, South Carolina (w.-c.)]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


References:

  1. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) Note: four books on weeds worldwide in scope
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  3. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia
  7. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  8. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  9. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  10. Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú. Ruizia 13:394-395.
  11. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  12. Veldkamp, J. F. 1994. Miscellaneous notes on southeast Asian Gramineae: 9. Setaria and Paspalidium. Blumea 39:377. Note: = Setaria geminata (Forssk.) Veldkamp
  13. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). URL: http://www.conabio.gob.mx/malezasdemexico/poaceae/paspalidium-geminatum/fichas/pagina1.htm target='_blank'
  14. Webster, R. D. 1995. Nomenclatural changes in Setaria and Paspalidium (Poaceae: Paniceae). Sida 16:443. Note: = Setaria geminata (Forssk.) Veldkamp
  15. Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun

Check other web resources for Paspalidium geminatum (Forssk.) Stapf :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • Grass Manual on the Web: Manual of Grasses for North America North of Mexico
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

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=403070. Accessed 20 September 2019.