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Taxon: Cynodon plectostachyus (K. Schum.) Pilg.

Genus: Cynodon
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae.
Nomen number: 12857
Place of publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40:82. 1907
Name verified on: 06-Jul-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Nov-1999
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 30 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.


Common names:

  • giant star grass   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • star grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • estrela-africana   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • estrella   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed.
  • Clayton, W. D. & J. R. Harlan. 1970. The genus Cynodon L. C. Rich. in tropical Africa. Kew Bull. 24:185.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Harlan, J. R. et al. 1969. Hybridization studies with Cynodon from East Africa and Malagasy. Amer. J. Bot. 56:945.
  • Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. A guide to the species of Cynodon (Gramineae). Bull. Oklahoma Agric. Exp. Sta. B–673:32.
  • Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. Geographic distribution of the species of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). E. African Agric. Forest. J. 36:221.
  • Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • 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 19:567.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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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].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?12857 (21 October 2014)

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