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Taxon: Digitaria insularis (L.) Fedde

Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 14028
Place of publication: Just's Bot. Jahresber. 31:778. 1904 (Mez ex E. Ekman, Ark. Bot. 9(4):17. 1912)
Name verified on: 30-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Jun-2000
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 4 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:

  • sour grass   (Source: Grass US [as Trichachne insularis]) – English
  • barba de indio   (Source: Grass Cuba II) – Spanish
  • rabo de zorra   (Source: Grass Cuba II) – Spanish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona [s.]
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua; Bahamas; Cuba; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles - Saba, St. Eustatius; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines - St. Vincent
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica. [lists as D. insularis (L.) Mez ex E. Ekman].
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II. Cavanillesia Altera 3:1–163.
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago. [lists as D. insularis (L.) Mez ex E. Ekman; = Trichachne insularis (L.) Nees].
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986–. Flora of the Guianas. [lists as D. insularis (L.) Mez ex E. Ekman].
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. [lists as D. insularis (L.) Mez ex E. Ekman; = Trichachne insularis (L.) Nees].
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. [lists as D. insularis (L.) Mez ex E. Ekman].
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. [lists as D. insularis (L.) Mez ex E. Ekman].
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. [lists as D. insularis (L.) Mez].
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana. [lists as D. insularis (L.) Mez ex E. Ekman].
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Digitaria insularis (L.) Fedde:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google 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?14028 (31 October 2014)

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