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Taxon: Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.

Genus: Eleusine
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae.
Nomen number: 14992
Place of publication: Fruct. sem. pl. 1:8. 1788
Name verified on: 29-Nov-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Nov-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 1452 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘GRASS-WARMSEASON’ ) or .
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • African finger millet   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English   [Eleusine coracana subsp. africana]
  • African millet   (Source: PROTA4U ) – English   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • caracan millet   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • finger millet   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • finger millet   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • koracan   (Source: PROTA4U ) – English   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • wild finger millet   (Source: Econ Bot 30:199.1976) – English   [Eleusine coracana subsp. africana]
  • osgras   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – Afrikaans   [Eleusine coracana subsp. africana]
  • can   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • coracan   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • eleusine   (Source: PROTA4U ) – French   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • mil rouge   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • raggee   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • Fingerhirse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • ragi   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • capim-colonial   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Portuguese   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • luco   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Portuguese   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • nachenim   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Portuguese   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • coracán   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • dagussa   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • mijo africano   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • mwimbi   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Swahili   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
  • ulezi   (Source: PROTA4U ) – Swahili   [Eleusine coracana subsp. coracana]
More:

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Rwanda; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Guinea; Nigeria
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen

      Cultivated:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Rwanda; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman
    Western Asia: Afghanistan
    Caucasus: Armenia; Georgia
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan [w.]; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Sumatra; Malaysia; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Western Australia

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.:


Images:

More:
  • 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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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?14992 (25 October 2014)

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