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Taxon: Cenchrus echinatus L.

Genus: Cenchrus
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 9795
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1050. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
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.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AZ*°, CA*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • bur grass   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • hedgehog grass   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • innocent-weed   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Mossman River grass   (Source: Weed CIBA ) – English
  • southern sandbur   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • southern sandbur grass   (Source: NPB State Noxweed CA [http://nationalplantboard.org/docs/summaries/california.pdf]) – English
  • spiny sandbur   (Source: BSBI CA) – English
  • capim-amoroso   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-carrapicho   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-roseta   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-timbete   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cadillo   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – Spanish
  • guizazo   (Source: Grass Cuba II) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Weed CIBA)
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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)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Guatemala; Nicaragua; Panama
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay

      Naturalized:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Israel
    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands

References:

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Check other web resources for Cenchrus echinatus L.:


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.

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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: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?9795 (25 July 2014)

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