Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Stapf

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1907: 213 (1907)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa to Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Peninsula Malaysia, New Guinea. It is a perennial or annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as animal food and a medicine, has environmental uses and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, Namibia, New Guinea, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Queensland, St.Helena

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1993). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 2(2): 433-968. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boonsuk, B., Chantaranothai, P. & Hodkinson, T.R. (2016). A taxonomic revision of the genus Digitaria (Panicoideae: Poaceae) in mainland Southeast Asia. Phytotaxa 246: 248-280.
  • Bosser, J. & Renvoize, S.A. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 203: 1-276. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Clayton, W.D. & Renvoize, S.A. (1982). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 3: 451-898.
  • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1994). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 8: 1-458. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Faccenda, K. (2023). Updates to the Hawaiian grass flora and selected keys to species: Part 2. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 155: 83-156.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia. Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Ndabaneze, P. (1989). Catalogue des Graminées du Burundi. Lejeunia; Revue de Botanique, n.s., 132: 1-127.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Sánchez-Ken, J.G. (2012). A synopsis of Digitaria (Paniceae, Panicoideae, Poaceae) in Mexico, including the new species Digitaria michoacensis. Acta Botanica Mexicana 101: 127-149. Instituto de Ecología A.C.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: I-X, 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 9: 460
  • Henr. Monogr. Digitaria 1. (1950)
  • in Kew Bull. 1907: 213

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1993). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 2(2): 433-968. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boonsuk, B., Chantaranothai, P. & Hodkinson, T.R. (2016). A taxonomic revision of the genus Digitaria (Panicoideae: Poaceae) in mainland Southeast Asia. Phytotaxa 246: 248-280.
  • Bosser, J. & Renvoize, S.A. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 203: 1-276. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Brown, L.C. (1982). The Flora and Fauna of St Helena: 1-88. Land Resources Development Centre, Surbiton, England.
  • Clayton, W.D. & Renvoize, S.A. (1982). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 3: 451-898.
  • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2014-continuously updated). Atlas of Living Australia http://www.ala.org.au/.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1994). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 8: 1-458. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia. Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Robertson, S.A. (1989). Flowering Plants of Seychelles: 1-327. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Robyns, W. (1934). Flore Agrostologique du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 2: 9-386. Goemaere, Bruxelles.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Sánchez-Ken, J.G. (2012). A synopsis of Digitaria (Paniceae, Panicoideae, Poaceae) in Mexico, including the new species Digitaria michoacensis. Acta Botanica Mexicana 101: 127-149. Instituto de Ecología A.C.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: I-X, 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Voeltzkow, A. (1917). Flora und Fauna der Comoren: 428-480.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by T. A. Cope [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Chiov., Miss. Biol. Borana Race. Bot.: 274 (1939).
  • Clayton in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 452 (1972).
  • Eggeling, Ann. list grasses Ug.: 13 (1947).
  • Hubbard, E.A. Pasture Plants 2: 14 (1927).
  • K.W. Harker & D.M. Napper, An Illustrated Guide to the Grasses of Uganda p. 26 (1960).
  • Robyns, Fl. Agrost. Congo Belge 2:42(1934).
  • Stapf in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1907: 213 (1907)
  • Stapf in Flora of Tropical Africa 9: 460 (1919).

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Burkill HM. (1995). The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vols. 1-3. The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vols 1-3.
  • Dempewolf, H., Eastwood, R. J., Guarino, L., Khoury, C. K., Müller, J. V. & Toll, J. (2014). Adapting agriculture to climate change: a global initiative to collect, conserve, and use crop wild relatives. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 38, 369-377.
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • GRIN (2021). Germplasm Resources Information Network from the United States Department of Agriculture. https://www.ars-grin.gov/
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/
  • PROTA (2021). Plants Resources of Tropical Africa. https://prota4u.org/database/
  • Willis, K.J. (ed.) (2017). State of the World’s Plants 2017. Report. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nov 1, 2003 Gosline, G. [275] Cameroon K000746258 Yes
Jan 1, 2002 Laegaard, S.; Quintana, C. [1675] Ecuador K001467697 Yes
Jun 1, 2001 Pollard, B.J. [148] Cameroon K000107909 Yes
Jun 1, 1998 Cheek, M. [8482] Cameroon K000339553 Yes
May 1, 1998 Asongani, J.N. [1332] Cameroon K000339552 Yes
May 1, 1998 Kamundi, D. [653] Cameroon K000339554 Yes
May 1, 1998 Asongani, J.N. [1318] Cameroon K000339551 Yes
Jan 1, 1965 Boughey, A.S. [10414] Cameroon K000022912 Yes
Jan 1, 1965 Boughey, A.S. [7018] Cameroon K000022913 Yes
Oct 1, 1962 Brunt, M.A. [374] Cameroon K000022907 Yes
Apr 1, 1961 Boughey, A.S. [11146] Cameroon K000022910 Yes
Apr 1, 1961 Akpabla, G.K. [10562] Cameroon K000022905 Yes
Apr 1, 1961 Pedder, J., W. R. [24] Cameroon K000022904 Yes
[944] Ethiopia K000282520 Unknown Type Material Yes
Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [10744] Madagascar K000244603 Unknown Type Material Yes
Snowden, J.D. [1233] Uganda K000281512 Holotype Yes
Snowden, J.D. [1233] Uganda K000281514 Holotype Yes
Snowden, J.D. [1233] Uganda K000281513 Type Yes
Stuhlmann [1709] Tanzania K000281515 Type Yes
Boughey, A.S. [10859] Cameroon K000022911 Yes
Schimper [82] Ethiopia K000281470 Unknown Type Material Yes
Schimper [95] Ethiopia K000282226 Isosyntype Yes
Schimper [95] Ethiopia K000282227 Type Yes
Schimper [82] Ethiopia K000281469 Type Yes
Schimper [82] Ethiopia K000281468 Isotype Yes
Stolz, A. [983] Tanzania K000281516 Type Yes
Charter, J., R. [38005] Cameroon K000022906 Yes
Ecuador K001467692 Yes
Ecuador K001467693 Yes
Ecuador K001467694 Yes
Ecuador K001467695 Yes
Ecuador K001467696 Yes
Laegaard, S.; Quintana, C. [1675], Ecuador K001467697 Yes
Ecuador K001467698 Yes
Ecuador K001467699 Yes
Ecuador K001467700 Yes
Ecuador K001467701 Yes
Peru K001467702 Yes
Oct 1, 1993 Henty, E.E. [20994] Papua New Guinea Digitaria hentyi K000290285 Isotype Yes

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