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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
Link to protologue:
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: 85 (22 active, 22 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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; forage

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Morocco
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Italy [Sicilia]


    Cultivated (also cult. in tropics)

References:

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

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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=7478. Accessed 21 April 2019.