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Taxon: Bothriochloa bladhii (Retz.) S. T. Blake

Genus: Bothriochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Andropogoneae.
Nomen number: 103434
Place of publication: Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 80:62. 1969
Name verified on: 26-Sep-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-May-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 138 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Australian bluestem   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • Burnett River-bluegrass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Caucasian bluestem   (Source: Crop Sci 3:37. 1963 [as B. caucasica]) – English
  • forest-bluegrass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • plains bluestem   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • purple plume grass   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English
  • blouklosgras   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – Afrikaans

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: revegetator   (fide Grass VarUSA, as B. caucasica)
  • Animal food: fodder   (fide AH 170)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide AH 170)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania [incl. Pemba, Zanzibar]; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Burkina Faso; Ghana; Nigeria; Senegal
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape; Swaziland
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan [s.]; Kyrgyzstan
    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia [tropical]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AUSTRALASIA
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix
    Southern South America: Argentina - La Pampa

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource).
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. [as Bothriochloa intermedia].
  • Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR).
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58.
  • Hanson, A. A. 1972. Grass varieties in the United States.
  • Harden, G. J., ed. 1990–1993. Flora of New South Wales.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Howell, C. J. & J. W. D. Sawyer. 2006. New Zealand naturalised vascular plant checklist.
  • 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).
  • Jessop, J. P. & H. R. Toelken, eds. 1986. Flora of South Australia, ed. 4.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Newman, M. et al. 2007. New records of angiosperms and pteridophytes in the flora of Laos. Edinburgh J. Bot. 64:225–251.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Tothill, J. C. & J. B. Hacker. 1982. The grasses of Southern Queensland, rev. ed.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun.
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Synonyms:


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Images:

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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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