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Taxon: Imperata brasiliensis Trin.

Genus: Imperata
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Andropogoneae.
Nomen number: 19863
Place of publication: Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2(3):331. 1832
Name verified on: 10-Nov-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Nov-2009
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 2 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.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL*, FL*, MA*, MS*, NC*, PR*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • Brazilian blady grass   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Brazilian satintail   (Source: USDA/APHIS ) – English
  • capim-agreste   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-sapé   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • macega   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sapé   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sapé-macho   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
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Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Weed CIBA)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere, including s.e. United States

References:

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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?19863 (25 October 2014)

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