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Taxon: Oplismenus hirtellus (L.) P. Beauv. subsp. undulatifolius (Ard.) U. Scholz

Genus: Oplismenus
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 454084
Place of publication: Phanerog. Monogr. 13:147. 1981
Name verified on: 29-Jun-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Jun-2010
No species priority site assigned.


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Common names:

  • wavy-leaf basket grass   (Source: web document) – English

Economic importance:

  • Weed   (fide Weed CIBA, as O. undulatifolius)

Distributional range:

    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape; Swaziland
    Western Asia: Iran; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    China: China [s.]
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh; Nepal; Pakistan [n.]; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Indochina; Thailand
    Malesia: Papua New Guinea
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales, Queensland
    Middle Europe: Switzerland
    Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Italy; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: Spain

    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland



Check other web resources for Oplismenus hirtellus (L.) P. Beauv. subsp. undulatifolius (Ard.) U. Scholz:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • Grass Manual on the Web: Manual of Grasses for North America North of Mexico

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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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