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Taxon: Digitaria eriantha Steud.

Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 14013
Place of publication: Flora 12:468. 1829
Name verified on: 22-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 386 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:

  • common finger grass   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English
  • digit grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • pangola grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • woolly finger grass   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • digitaria   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Pangolagras   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • pangola   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pasto pangola   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Colombia
    Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay

      Cultivated:
  • AFRICA
    South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States [s.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica - Guanacaste
    Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:121–123 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:121–123.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource).
  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed.
  • Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt. 1984. Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003–. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. [= Digitaria pentzii].
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. [introduced].
  • Kok, P. D. F. 1981. Notes on Digitaria in South Africa. Bothalia 13:457.
  • Kok, P. D. F. 1984. Studies on Digitaria (Poaceae): 1. Enumeration of species and synonymy. S. African J. Bot. 3:184.
  • Laegaard, S. & P. Pozo García. 2004. Invasive grasses in the Galapagos Islands. Lyonia 6:172–175.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. [introduced].
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Merxmüller, H., ed. 1966–1972. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika.
  • 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.
  • Ross, J. 1972. The flora of Natal.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47. [introduced].
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Images:

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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?14013 (24 April 2014)

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