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Taxon: Thuarea involuta (G. Forst.) R. Br. ex Sm.

Genus: Thuarea
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 105139
Place of publication: A. Rees, Cycl. 35: Thuarea. 1817
Comments:
  • valid publication verified from original literature
  • combination never actually made by R. Brown
Name verified on: 29-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • tropical beach grass   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide J. Veldkamp, pers. comm.)
  • Weed   (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar [e.]
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [coasts]; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory [n.], Queensland

      Naturalized:
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands

References:

  • Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds. [in Thailand].
  • Holttum, R. E. et al. 1953–1971. A revised flora of Malaya.
  • Koyama, T. 1987. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975–1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  • Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique Outre-mer. 1969. Graminees des paturages et des cultures a Madagascar.
  • Releford, J. S. et al. 2009. Flora of Rongelap and Ailinginae Atolls, Republic of the Marshalls Islands. Atoll Res. Bull. 572:1–13.
  • Salariato, D. L. et al. 2010. Molecular phylogeny of the subtribe Melinidinae (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae) and evolutionary trends in the homogenization of inflorescences. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 56:355–369. [as a basal taxon].
  • Tothill, J. C. & J. B. Hacker. 1982. The grasses of Southern Queensland, rev. ed.
  • Veldkamp, J. 1996. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Thuarea involuta (G. Forst.) R. Br. ex Sm.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AusGrass2: Australian grass data from Bryan K. Simon’s on-line database
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?105139 (17 September 2014)

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