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Taxon: Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.

Genus: Eremochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Andropogoneae.
Nomen number: 15352
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle & A. C. de Candolle, Monogr. phan. 6:261. 1889
Name verified on: 04-Dec-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 19-Oct-1999
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 7 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:

  • centipede grass   (Source: Grass VarUSA ) – English
  • lazy-man's grass   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: lawn/turf   (for lawns fide Hortus 3)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China [s.]
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indo-China: Vietnam

      Cultivated:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States
  • also cultivated elsewhere

References:

  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975–1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.:


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.

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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?15352 (23 November 2014)

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