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Taxon: Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf

Genus: Dichanthium
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Andropogoneae.
Nomen number: 13897
Place of publication: D. Prain, Fl. trop. Afr. 9:178. 1917
Name verified on: 10-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 80 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.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • bluestem   (Source: NRCS Cons Pl Mat ) – English   [Dichanthium annulatum var. annulatum]
  • Diaz bluestem   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Dichanthium annulatum var. annulatum]
  • Hindi grass   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:118.) – English   [Dichanthium annulatum var. annulatum]
  • Kleberg bluestem   (Source: Grass Tex ) – English   [Dichanthium annulatum var. annulatum]
  • marvel grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Dichanthium annulatum var. annulatum]
  • medio bluestem   (Source: Dict Rehm [as D. papillosum]) – English   [Dichanthium annulatum var. papillosum]
  • ringed dichanthium   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Dichanthium annulatum var. annulatum]
  • sheda grass   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:118.) – English   [Dichanthium annulatum var. annulatum]

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West Tropical Africa: Mali; Niger; Senegal
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province [n.], Transvaal
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Turkey [s.]
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan
    Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar; Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea

      Naturalized:
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:118.
  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed.
  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976–. Flora of Libya.
  • Arechavaleta, M. et al., eds. 2005. Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun.
  • Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist.
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gardner, C. 1952. Flora of Western Australia.
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58.
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina.
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Synonyms:


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Images:

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?13897 (23 November 2014)

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