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Taxon: Digitaria cognata (Schult.) Pilg.

Genus: Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 317149
Place of publication: Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11:246. 1931
Name verified on: 04-Mar-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Mar-1999
No species priority site assigned.
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.

Common names:

  • fall witchgrass   (Source: Grass Tex [as Leptoloma cognatum]) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gould, F. W. 1975. The grasses of Texas. [= Leptoloma cognatum].
  • Herrera-Arrieta, Y. 2001. Las Gramíneus de Durango. [= Leptoloma cognatum (Schult.) Chase].
  • Wipff, J. K. & S. L. Hatch. 1994. A systematic study of Digitaria sect. Pennatae (Poaceae: Paniceae) in the New World. Syst. Bot. 19:623.


Check other web resources for Digitaria cognata (Schult.) Pilg.:


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  • 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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