Taxon: Tripsacum laxum Nash

 
Genus: Tripsacum
    Section: Fasciculata
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
        Subtribe: Tripsacinae
Nomen number: 40494
Place of publication: N. Amer. fl. 17:81. 1909
Comment: formerly sometimes misapplied to T. andersonii J. R. Gray
Name Verified on: 04-Mar-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Mar-2009
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • grama-Guatemala  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pasto-Guatemala  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of maize (based on the knowledge of Tripsacum genetics fide Maydica 52. 2007; Amer J Bot 68:274. 1981, as diploid, 2n=36)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Jalisco, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Guatemala

  • Naturalized:

  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Puerto Rico
    • Western South America: Colombia

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Blakey, C. A. 2007. Tripsacum genetics: from observations along a river to molecular genomics (Maydica) 52:81-99.
  • Blakey, C. A. 2007. Tripsacum genetics: from observations along a river to molecular genomics (Maydica) 52:81-99.
  • Buckler, E. S. & T. P. Holtsford 1996. Zea systematics: ribosomal ITS evidence Molec. Biol. Evol. 13:612-622.
  • Buckler, E. S. & T. P. Holtsford 1996. Zea systematics: ribosomal ITS evidence Molec. Biol. Evol. 13:612-622.
  • Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. 1971- (F CostaR)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1983. Systematics of Tripsacum section Fasciculata (Gramineae) Amer. J. Bot. 70:1142.
  • de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1984. Counterfeit hybrids between Tripsacum and Zea (Gramineae) Amer. J. Bot. 71:245-251.
  • de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1984. Counterfeit hybrids between Tripsacum and Zea (Gramineae) Amer. J. Bot. 71:245-251.
  • de Wet, J. M. J. et al. 1976. Systematics of Tripsacum (Gramineae) (Phytologia) 33:208.
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia (Darwiniana) 49:139-247.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  • Larson, S. R. & J. Doebley 1994. Restriction site variation in the chloroplast genome of Tripsacum (Poaceae): phylogeny and rates of sequence evolution Syst. Bot. 19:21-34.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. 1982 (F PR)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Mejía-Saulés, M. T. & P. Dávila A. Gramíneas Útiles de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 16. 1992 (Grass Util Mex) 262.
  • Wilkes, G. 2004. Corn, strange and marvelous: but is a definitive origin known? (Corn) 3-63.
  • Wilkes, G. 2004. Corn, strange and marvelous: but is a definitive origin known? (Corn) 3-63.

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Tripsacum laxum Nash :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • 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.

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