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Taxon: Paspalum conjugatum P. J. Bergius

Genus: Paspalum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 26835
Place of publication: Acta Helv. Phys.-Math. 7:129, t. 8. 1772
Name verified on: 27-Feb-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-May-2009
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 5 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:

  • buffalo grass   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • carabao grass   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • Hilo grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Johnston grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • sour grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • sour paspalum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • water grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • yellow grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • herbe créole   (Source: Invasive Spec Comp ) – French
  • herbe sure   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • capim-azedo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-de-marreca   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-gordo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-tê   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • grama-azeda   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • grama-comum   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cañamazo amargo   (Source: Grass Cuba II) – Spanish
  • cambute   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pasto amargo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Congo
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Seychelles
    China: China
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Australia: Australia
    United States
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands
    Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa; Fiji; Tonga
    Caribbean: West Indies
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador - Galapagos Islands; Peru

  • origin obscure



Check other web resources for Paspalum conjugatum P. J. Bergius:


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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: (10 October 2015)

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