African Plant Database

Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 8, pl. 1, f. 11 (1788)
Information on the genus : Eleusine
Basionym : Cynosurus coracanus L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for SA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cynosurus coracanus L. (1759)
 Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. subsp. coracana
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eleusine pilosa Gilli (1966)
=Eleusine tocussa Fresen. (1837)
Taxon infra-specific
Eleusine coracana subsp. africana (Kenn.-O'Byrne) Hilu & de Wet
Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. subsp. coracana

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • de Wet, J. M. J., K. E. P. Rao, D. E. Brink & M. H. Mengesha (1984). Systematics and evolution of Eleusine coracana (Gramineae). Amer. J. Bot. 71(4): 550-557
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 24 (1986).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Atlant. 1: 84 (1798). 
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1988). Flora of Libya. 145: 259
  • BOULOS, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt. Checklist.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 263 (2005).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:83 (2012)
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Record n°50824 modified 2012-01-23
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