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Taxon: Paspalum scrobiculatum L.

Genus: Paspalum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 26917
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 1:29. 1767
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 07-Apr-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Oct-2001
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 336 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.

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*, NC*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • bastard millet   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English   [Paspalum scrobiculatum var. scrobiculatum]
  • creeping paspalum   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English
  • ditch millet   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Indian paspalum   (Source: Weed CIBA ) – English
  • koda grass   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:185) – English   [Paspalum scrobiculatum var. bispicatum]
  • kodo millet   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:185.) – English   [Paspalum scrobiculatum var. scrobiculatum]
  • kodo millet   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • kodra millet   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:185.) – English   [Paspalum scrobiculatum var. scrobiculatum]
  • scrobic   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:185) – English   [Paspalum scrobiculatum var. bispicatum]
  • scrobic paspalum   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • water couch   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • ya jie cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • Kodohirse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • kodo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India (Hindi)
  • kodra   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India (Hindi)
  • suzume-no-kobie   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • mijo koda   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • koda-hirs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Indochina; Myanmar; Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Indian Subcontinent: India




Check other web resources for Paspalum scrobiculatum L.:


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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.
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