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Taxon: Echinochloa esculenta (A. Braun) H. Scholz

Genus: Echinochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 317845
Place of publication: Taxon 41:523. 1992
Comment: or E. crus-galli Esculenta Group
Name verified on: 01-Dec-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 3 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:

  • Japanese barnyard millet   (Source: Taxon 41:522. 1992) – English
  • Japanese millet   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • white millet   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • zi sui bai   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • millet Japonais   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • japanische Hühnerhirse   (Source: Zander ed17 [as E. utilis]) – German
  • japanische Hirse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • giavone miglio giapponese   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • hie   (Source: Grass Japan [as E. crus-galli subsp. utilis]) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • capim-arroz   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mijo japonés   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • japansk hönshirs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver   (fide Cover Crop Database)
  • Human food: cereal   (fide Grass Japan, as E. crus-galli subsp. utilis)
  • Animal food: fodder   (fide Econ Pl Aust, as E. utilis)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Econ Pl Aust, as E. utilis)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (photosensitivity fide Connor, as Echinochloa utilis)

Distributional range:

    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan
    North America
    South America




Check other web resources for Echinochloa esculenta (A. Braun) H. Scholz:


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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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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