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Taxon: Digitaria milanjiana (Rendle) Stapf

Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 14039
Place of publication: D. Prain, Fl. trop. Afr. 9:430. 1919
Name verified on: 22-Mar-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 08-Jul-1999
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 108 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:

  • digit grass   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:123.) – English
  • Milanje finger grass   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English
  • woolly finger grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • milanjiana   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
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Economic importance:

  • Animal food: forage   (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:123-124. 1992)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire - Shaba
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Free State, Transvaal

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Digitaria milanjiana (Rendle) 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?14039 (16 September 2014)

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