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Taxon: Sporobolus indicus (L.) R. Br. var. capensis Engl.

Genus: Sporobolus
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Zoysieae.
Nomen number: 409672
Place of publication: Hochgebirgsfl. Afrika 127. 1892
Name verified on: 24-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Apr-2006
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 6 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.


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Common names:

  • Parramatta grass   (Source: Aust Syst Bot 12:385 [as S. africanus]) – English
  • rat-tail grass   (Source: Aust Syst Bot 12:385 [as S. africanus]) – English
  • tufty grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa; Swaziland

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Lord Howe Island
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Niue

References:

  • Baaijens, G. J. & J. F. Veldkamp. 1991. Sporobolus (Gramineae) in Malesia. Blumea 35:429.
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. [= S. africanus (Poir.) Robyns & Tournay].
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds. [= S. africanus (Poir.) Robyns & Tournay].
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Simon, B. K. & S. W. L. Jacobs. 1999. Revision of the genus Sporobolus (Poaceae, Chloridoideae) in Australia. Austral. Syst. Bot. 12:385. [= S. africanus (Poir.) Robyns & Tournay].
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa. [= S. africanus (Poir.) Robyns & Tournay].
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun.

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Sporobolus indicus (L.) R. Br. var. capensis Engl.:


Check other databases for 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.

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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?409672 (23 April 2014)

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