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Taxon: Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.

Genus: Dactyloctenium
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae.
Nomen number: 13133
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 2:1029. 1809 "aegyptiacum"
Name verified on: 24-Nov-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Nov-2008
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 5 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:

  • coast button grass   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • comb fringe grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • crowfoot grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • duck grass   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English
  • Durban crowfoot   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • finger comb grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • finger grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • na'eem el-saleeb   (Source: F Egypt ) – Arabic
  • rigl'al'harbaya   (Source: Weeds Saudi Arabia ) – Arabic
  • makri   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India
  • estrela   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • grama-de-dedo-egípcia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • grama-egípcia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mão-de-sapo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • três-dedos   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • knapphirs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Animal food: fodder   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:104. 1992)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:104. 1992)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Atlas WWeed)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan; Yemen - Socotra
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania [incl. Pemba, Zanzibar]; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea [incl. Bioko]; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Israel; Lebanon; Turkey [s.]
    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Myanmar
    Malesia: Malaysia; Philippines

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize
    Brazil: Brazil - Amapa, Ceara, Espirito Santo, Maranhao, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Rio de Janeiro
    Western South America: Colombia
    Southern South America: Argentina

References:

  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist.
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:104 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:104.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976–. Flora of Libya. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) P. Beauv.].
  • Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. 2005. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Baldwin, B. G. et al., eds. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California (on-line resource).
  • Boulos, L. 1999–. Flora of Egypt.
  • Chaudhary, S. A. 1987. Weeds of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58.
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia. Darwiniana 49:139–247.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003–. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica.
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) P. Beauv.].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. [lists as D. "aegypticum" (L.) P. Beauv.].
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) P. Beauv.].
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) P. Beauv.].
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • 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. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) P. Beauv.].
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) Richt.].
  • Migahid, A. M. 1988–1990. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3.
  • Miller, A. G. & M. Morris. 2004. Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago.
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope. 1996–. Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) Asch. & Schw.].
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Norton, J. et al. 2009. Illustrated checklist of the flora of Qatar.
  • Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:64–65.
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962–1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) Asch. & Schw.].
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Shukla, U. 1996. Grasses of north-eastern India.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq. [lists as D. aegyptium (L.) P. Beauv.].
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia. 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico. Diversity & Distrib. 10:113–123.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina.
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun.
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