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Taxon: Hemarthria altissima (Poir.) Stapf & C. E. Hubb.

Genus: Hemarthria
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Andropogoneae.
Nomen number: 18849
Place of publication: Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934:109. 1934
Name verified on: 18-Apr-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Aug-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 41 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:

  • Batavian quick grass   (Source: Blumea 45:454. 2000) – English
  • halt grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • limpo grass   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • red quick   (Source: R. P. Ellis, p.c.) – English
  • red swamp grass   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English
  • snake grass   (Source: Blumea 45:454. 2000) – English
  • swamp couch   (Source: Blumea 45:454. 2000) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    West Tropical Africa: Mali; Nigeria; Senegal
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; South Africa; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    Western Asia: Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Georgia
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Tamil Nadu
    Indo-China: Myanmar [s.]; Thailand [n.]; Vietnam [s.]
    Malesia: Indonesia - Kalimantan
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere, including s. United States

      Cultivated:
  • AFRICA
    South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: South Africa
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States

References:

  • Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  • Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. [introduced].
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Ellis, R. P. 1997. pers. comm. [re. English common names].
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999–. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • 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.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan. [mentions].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Van Den Heuvel, E. & J. F. Veldkamp. 2000. Revision of Hemarthria (Gramineae-Andropogoneae-Rottboelliinae). Blumea 45:452.
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Hemarthria altissima (Poir.) Stapf & C. E. Hubb.:


Images:

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?18849 (27 November 2014)

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