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Taxon: Panicum repens L.

Genus: Panicum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 26620
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:87. 1762
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 11-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
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 STATE NOXIOUS WEED
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*, AZª*°, HIª*°, TXª.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • couch panicum   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English
  • torpedo grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Victoria grass   (Source: Blumea 41:203. 1996) – English
  • millet rampant   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • panic rampant   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • kriechende Hirse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • grama-da-praia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • grama-de-ponta   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • grama-portuguesa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cañota   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    China: China [s.e.]
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Indochina; Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    Mexico
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Mesoamerica: Belize
    Brazil: Brazil
    Southern South America: Argentina

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist.
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:176.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource).
  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976–. Flora of Libya.
  • Andrews, F. W. 1950–1956. The flowering plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
  • Baldwin, B. G. et al., eds. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California (on-line resource). [introduced weed].
  • Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  • Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist.
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985–2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. Pp. 255–267 in: Luken, J. O. & J. W. Thieret, eds., Assessment and management of plant invasions.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. [as native].
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931–1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
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  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
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  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan. [mentions].
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  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually).
  • Shukla, U. 1996. Grasses of north-eastern India.
  • Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
  • Sreekumar, P. V. & V. J. Nair. 1991. Flora of Kerala - grasses.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia. [mentions].
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966–. Flora of Iraq.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1996. Revision of Panicum and Whiteochloa in Malesia (Gramineae-Paniceae). Blumea 41:202.
  • Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia. 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico. Diversity & Distrib. 10:113–123.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:405. [as introduced].
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