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Taxon: Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst

Genus: Cynodon
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae.
Nomen number: 12856
Place of publication: Bull. Agric. Congo Belge 13:342. 1922
Name verified on: 13-Oct-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

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Common names:

  • African Bermuda grass   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Bermuda grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Rhodesian star grass   (Source: Kellerman et al.1988) – English
  • robust star grass   (Source: Kellerman et al.1988) – English
  • star grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:102-104. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:102-104. 1992)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Kellerman et al., as Cynodon nlemfuensis var. robustus)
  • Weed   (fide Econ Pl Aust)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan [s.e.]
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Zambia; Zimbabwe

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Southern Africa: South Africa
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia
    Southern South America: Argentina

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:102–104 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:102–104.
  • Clayton, W. D. & J. R. Harlan. 1970. The genus Cynodon L. C. Rich. in tropical Africa. Kew Bull. 24:188.
  • 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.
  • Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. Geographic distribution of the species of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). E. African Agric. Forest. J. 36:223.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:62.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • de Wet, J. M. J. & J. R. Harlan. 1970. Biosystematics of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). Taxon 19:568.
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Check other web resources for Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst:


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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