Echinochloa utilis Ohwi & Yabuno

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Synonyms: Echinochloa crus-galli var. utilis (Ohwi & Yabuno) Kitamura
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Status: Introduced
Like E. frumentacea, but spikelets tinged with red or purple, the inferior lemma shortly acuminate to cuspidate and firmer in texture.
Derivation of specific name: utilis: useful
Habitat: A minor grain crop, often employed in birdseed mixtures which are probably responsible for adventive occurrences
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Worldwide distribution: China, Japan, introduced to most warm temperate countries, adventive in the Flora Zambesiaca area, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 53.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 103.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Echinochloa utilis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Echinochloa utilis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Echinochloa utilis
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Wikipedia: Echinochloa utilis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Echinochloa utilis., retrieved 20 May 2024

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