Taxon: Bothriochloa insculpta (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) A. Camus

 
Genus: Bothriochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
        Subtribe: Anthristiriinae
Nomen number: 7478
Place of publication: Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon sér. 2, 76:165. 1931
Name Verified on: 02-Oct-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 22 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • creeping-bluegrass  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • pinhole grass  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • sweet-pit grass  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia
    • Northern Africa: Morocco
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Free State, - Gauteng, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West, - Northern Cape, - Western Cape; Swaziland
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy - Sicily

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult. in tropics

References:

  • Ellis, R. P. 1997. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1980. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur) 5:266.

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