USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to common names  Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to synonyms  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

Taxon: Tragus berteronianus Schult.

Genus: Tragus
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae.
Nomen number: 36821
Place of publication: Mant. 2:205. 1824
Comment: this spelling not correctible to "berteroanus" (see Melbourne ICN Art. 60, Ex. 14)
Name verified on: 11-May-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 1 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:

  • African bur grass   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • small carrot-seed grass   (Source: Grass SAfr ) – English
  • spike bur grass   (Source: F NAmer ) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West Tropical Africa: Burkina Faso; Mali
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa [throughout]; Swaziland
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran
    China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix, St. Thomas
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru

References:

  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). [= "Tragus berteroanus"].
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist.
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58.
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia. Darwiniana 49:139–247.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. [as native].
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Migahid, A. M. 1988–1990. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:220.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Tovar, Ó. 1993. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) del Perú. Ruizia 13:295–296.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia. 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico. Diversity & Distrib. 10:113–123.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource).
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47.
More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Tragus berteronianus Schult.:


Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?36821 (31 October 2014)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print