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Taxon: Bouteloua dactyloides (Nutt.) Columbus

Genus: Bouteloua
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae
Nomen number: 418957
Place of publication: Aliso 18:63. 1999
Name verified on: 15-Oct-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 28 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:

  • buffalo grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • herbe aux bisons   (Source: Dict Rehm [as Buchloe dactyloides]) – French
  • Büffelgras   (Source: Dict Rehm [as Buchloe dactyloides]) – German
  • capim-erva-de-búfalo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005 [as Buchloe dactyloides]) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • hierba búfalo   (Source: UPOV [as Buchloe dactyloides]) – Spanish
  • zacate búfalo   (Source: Dict Rehm [as Buchloe dactyloides]) – Spanish
  • bisongräs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Diversity 16:42-43. 2000, as Buchloe dactyloides)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf   (fide Grass VarUSA, as Buchloe dactyloides)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Grass VarUSA, as Buchloe dactyloides)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa [w.], Kansas, Minnesota [s.w.], Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, Louisiana [w.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, Nevada [w.], Utah [Daggett Co.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Federal District, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico, Queretaro

  • naturalized elsewhere

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Bouteloua dactyloides (Nutt.) Columbus:


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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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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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: (25 November 2015)

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