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Tripsacum dactyloides
(eastern gamagrass (USA))

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Tripsacum dactyloides (eastern gamagrass (USA))

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Tripsacum dactyloides
  • Preferred Common Name
  • eastern gamagrass (USA)
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Tripsacum dactyloides

Preferred Common Name

  • eastern gamagrass (USA)

International Common Names

  • French: herbe de gama

Local Common Names

  • Cuba: zacate
  • Germany: Gama-Gras

EPPO code

  • TRWDA (Tripsacum dactyloides)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Tripsacum
  •                                 Species: Tripsacum dactyloides

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

MexicoPresent
USAPresent
-KansasPresent

Central America and Caribbean

CubaPresentIntroduced Invasive Oviedo Prieto et al., 2012

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Forage

Environmental

  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Revegetation
  • Wildlife habitat

General

  • Ornamental

References

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Oviedo Prieto R; Herrera Oliver P; Caluff MG, et al. , 2012. National list of invasive and potentially invasive plants in the Republic of Cuba - 2011. (Lista nacional de especies de plantas invasoras y potencialmente invasoras en la República de Cuba - 2011). Bissea: Boletín sobre Conservación de Plantas del Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba, 6(Special Issue 1):22-96.

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