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Taxon: Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf

Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 13989
Place of publication: Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1907:213. 1907
Name verified on: 05-Apr-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Apr-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 2 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.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL*, FL(as Digitaria scalarum)*, MA*, MA(as Digitaria scalarum)*, NC*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • Abyssinian finger grass   (Source: R. P. Ellis, p.c.) – English
  • African couch grass   (Source: USDA/APHIS ) – English
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Nigeria
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka

      Naturalized:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States

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Check other web resources for Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf:


Images:

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  • 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
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?13989 (20 April 2014)

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