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Taxon: Cynodon transvaalensis Burtt Davy

Genus: Cynodon
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae.
Nomen number: 12859
Place of publication: Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1921:281. 1921
Name verified on: 18-Dec-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Aug-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 16 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:

  • African Bermuda grass   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • African dogtooth grass   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Bermuda couch   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Florida grass   (Source: Grass VarUSA ) – English
  • Transvaal quick   (Source: R. P. Ellis, p.c.) – English
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa - Cape Province [n.-c.], Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal [s.]

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. [mentions].
  • Ellis, R. P. 1997. pers. comm. [re. English common names].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58.
  • Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. A guide to the species of Cynodon (Gramineae). Bull. Oklahoma Agric. Exp. Sta. B–673:34.
  • Harlan, J. R. et al. 1970. Geographic distribution of the species of Cynodon L. C. Rich. (Gramineae). E. African Agric. Forest. J. 36:224.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • 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.
  • de Wet, J. M. J. & J. R. Harlan. 1971. South African species of Cynodon (Gramineae). J. S. African Bot. 37:55.
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Check other web resources for Cynodon transvaalensis Burtt Davy:

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • 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.

Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • 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?12859 (19 April 2014)

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