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Useful Tropical Plants

Digitaria ciliaris

(Retz.) Koeler

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Asprella digitaria Lam.

Digitaria abortiva Reeder

Digitaria adscendens (Kunth) Henrard

Digitaria adscendens chrysoblephara (Fig. & De Not.) Henrard

Digitaria adscendens criniformis Henrard

Digitaria adscendens fimbriata (Link) Cufod.

Digitaria adscendens marginata (Link) Henrard

Digitaria adscendens nubica (Stapf) Henrard

Digitaria adscendens pes-avis (Buse) Henrard

Digitaria adscendens sericea (Honda) Henrard

Digitaria barbulata Desv.

Digitaria biformis chrysoblephara (Fig. & De Not.) Beetle

Digitaria biformis desvauxii Henrard

Digitaria brevifolia Link

Digitaria chinensis Hornem.

Digitaria chrysoblephara Fig. & De Not.

Digitaria ciliata Lag.

Digitaria fimbriata Link

Digitaria inaequalis (Link) Spreng.

Digitaria marginata Link

Digitaria marginata ciliaris (Retz.) Ridl.

Digitaria marginata fimbriata (Link) Stapf

Digitaria marginata nubica Stapf

Digitaria pes-avis Buse

Digitaria sanguinalis ciliaris (Retz.) Parl.

Digitaria sanguinalis fimbriata (Link) Merr.

Digitaria sanguinalis marginata (Link) Fernald

Digitaria sericea (Honda) Ohwi

Digitaria tarapacana Phil.

Leersia digitaria (Lam.) Poir.

Milium ciliare (Retz.) Moench

Milium ciliatum Moench

Panicum adscendens Kunth

Panicum aegyptiacum blepharanthum (T.Durand & Schinz) Chiov.

Panicum brachyphyllum Steud.

Panicum brevifolium (Link) Kunth

Panicum ciliare Retz.

Panicum fimbriatum (Link) Kunth

Panicum inaequale (Link) E.Fourn.

Panicum linkianum Kunth

Panicum linkianum minus E.Fourn.

Panicum marginellum Schrad.

Panicum ornithopus Trin.

Panicum pes-avis (Buse) Koord.

Panicum sanguinale blepharanthum T.Durand & Schinz

Panicum sanguinale ciliare (Retz.) St.-Amans

Panicum sanguinale fimbriatum (Link) A.Usteri

Panicum sanguinale longiglume (Trin. ex Nees) Chiov.

Panicum sanguinale longiglume Trin. ex Nees

Panicum sanguinale macrostachyum T.Durand & Schinz

Panicum sanguinale marginatum (Link) Döll

Panicum sanguinale marginatum (Link) Thell.

Panicum villiferum Nees

Paspalum ciliare (Retz.) DC.

Paspalum inaequale Link.

Paspalum sanguinale ciliare (Retz.) Hook.f.

Sanguinaria ciliaris (Retz.) Bubani

Spartina pubera Hassk.

Syntherisma ciliaris (Retz.) Schrad.

Syntherisma fimbriata (Link) Nash

Syntherisma marginata (Link) Nash

Syntherisma sanguinalis ciliaris (Retz.) Honda

Syntherisma sanguinalis ciliaris (Retz.) Masamura & Yanagih

Syntherisma sericea Honda

Common Name:

Digitaria ciliaris
Dense sward of the plant - used for a helicopter landing pad
Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr
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General Information

Digitaria ciliaris is a clump-forming or creeping, annual grass growing 20 - 100cm tall[
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The plant is a weed but, if already present, it can be utilized as a ground cover that protects the soil and provides material for mulch etc.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Widespread through tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia, as far east as Malaysia. Naturalized in many other areas of the tropics and subtropics.

Habitat

Often found as a weed of cropping areas, lawns, lowland pastures, open ground and disturbed areas, often forming thick mats of growth; at elevations from sea level up to 2,000 metres[
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Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Other Uses Rating *
HabitAnnual
Height0.70 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a moist, sandy or loamy soil, responding very well in conditions of high soil fertility[
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The plant is a bad weed in cropping areas, growing well in plantations of crops such as rubber and oil palm. It is classified as invasive in many areas[
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Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
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Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
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Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant assists in protecting soil against erosion and provides material for mulch or compost[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Year
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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