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Taxon: Chloris virgata Sw.

Genus: Chloris
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae.
Nomen number: 10289
Place of publication: Fl. Ind. occid. 1:203. 1797
Name verified on: 31-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 31-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • feather finger grass   (Source: Names Beetle ) – English
  • feather windmill grass   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • feathered chloris   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • feathertop grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • feathertop Rhodes grass   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • feathery Rhodes grass   (Source: F BritStace ) – English
  • hairy Rhodes grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • oldland grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • sweet grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • woolly-top Rhodes grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • klossiegras   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – Afrikaans
  • Feder-Fingergras   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • verdillo plumerito   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • zacate pluma   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan; Yemen - Socotra
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West Tropical Africa: Mali; Niger; Nigeria
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    Western Asia: Afghanistan
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
    China: China - Xinjiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands; Korea; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - New Jersey
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Martinique
    Mesoamerica: El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

      Cultivated:
  • AFRICA
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.w.]

References:

  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). [doubtfully native].
  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62.
  • Beetle, A. A. 1970. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31.
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Froman, B. & S. Persson. 1974. An illustrated guide to the grasses of Ethiopia.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1936. Manual of the grasses of the West Indies.
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Koyama, T. 1987. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Migahid, A. M. 1988–1990. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3.
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope. 1996–. Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. Flora of China Checklist (on-line resource).
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:52. [either native or naturalized].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Renvoize, S. A. 1998. Gramineas de Bolivia.
  • Shukla, U. 1996. Grasses of north-eastern India.
  • Stace, C. 1995. New flora of the British Isles.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú. Ruizia 13:282.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Tzvelev, N. N. 1976. Zlaki SSSR.
  • Ugarte, E. et al. 2011. Vascular alien flora, Chile. Check List 7:365–382.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina.
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47.
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