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Taxon: Chrysopogon nigritanus (Benth.) Veldkamp

 
Genus: Chrysopogon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 432344
Place of publication: Austrobaileya 5:526. 1999
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Mar-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (used to some extent in Africa, with potential for greater use fide Vetiver grass: a thin green line against erosion 11. 1993, National Research Council); erosion control (used to some extent in Africa, with potential for greater use fide Vetiver grass: a thin green line against erosion 11. 1993, National Research Council)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana (n.), Namibia (n.)


References:

  1. Panel on Vetiver, Board on Science and Technology for International Development, National Research Council Vetiver grass: a thin green line against erosion. (Vetiver Grass) 11.
  2. Veldkamp, J. F. 1999. A revision of Chrysopogon Trin., including Vetiveria Bory (Poaceae) in Thailand and Malesia with notes on some other species from Africa and Australia (Austrobaileya) 5:503-533.

Check other web resources for Chrysopogon nigritanus (Benth.) Veldkamp :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=432344. Accessed 21 January 2019.