Taxon: Cenchrus spinifex Cav.

 
Genus: Cenchrus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 433278
Place of publication: Icon. 5:38, t. 461. 1799
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA, as Cenchrus incertus)

Distributional Range:

    Native

  • Northern America

    • Mexico
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Utah
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Anguilla ; Antigua and Barbuda ; Bahamas ; Cuba ; Guadeloupe ; Hispaniola ; Puerto Rico ; St. Kitts and Nevis
    • Central America: Belize ; Costa Rica ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Panama
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile ; Paraguay ; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru

References:

  • Diggs, G. M., Jr. et al. Shinner's and Mahler's illustrated flora of North Central Texas. (F NC Tex)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  • Simon, B. K. 2010. New taxa, nomenclatural changes and notes on Australian grasses in the tribe Paniceae (Poaceae: Panicoideae) (Austrobaileya) 8:192.
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)

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