African Plant Database

Digitaria scalarum (Schweinf.) Chiov.
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : Sci. Miss. Stefan.-Paoli Somal. Ital. 1: 225 (1916)
Information on the genus : Digitaria
Basionym : Panicum scalarum Schweinf.
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Digitaria vestita var. scalarum (Schweinf.) Henrard
 Digitaria abyssinica var. scalarum (Schweinf.) Stapf
 Panicum scalarum Schweinf.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Digitaria abyssinica auct. sensu Gibbs Russ. et al., non (A.Rich.) Stapf
=Panicum abyssinicum Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1850)
=Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf (1907)
=*Digitaria abyssinica auct.
=Digitaria vestita Fig. & De Not. (1853)
=Digitaria velutina var. glabrescens Gilli
=Digitaria eichingeri Mez (1921)
=Digitaria merkeri Mez (1921)
=Digitaria scalarum var. elgonensis C.E. Hubb.
=Digitaria mutica Rendle
=Digitaria somalensis Chiov. (1916)
=Digitaria hackelii (Pilg.) Stapf
=Panicum hackelii Pilg. (1901)
=Digitaria ciliaris Vanderyst (1925) non (Retz.) Koeler
=Digitaria tangaensis Henrard (1934)
=Panicum scalarum var. elatior Chiov.
=Panicum kafuroense K. Schum. (1897)
=Digitaria lemeeana A. Camus (1945)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Graminoid- Ht 0.1 - 0.35 m. Alt: 5 - 1600 m. Distribution: BOT, EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 10[3]: 159-161
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under eMonocot
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
no map available
Record n°50974
Feedback about this record