Panicum colonum L.

, Syst. Nat., ed. 10. 2: 870 (1759). BHL
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:181681-2
Publication
Systema Naturae ...Editio decima, reformata...
Collation
2: 870
Date of Publication
7 Jun 1759
Family as entered in IPNI
Poaceae

Type Information

Collector Team
P.Browne s.n.
Type Herbaria
lectotype LINN
Distribution Of Types
Jamaica (Caribbean, Southern America)

Remarks

The LT. information is from Renvoize, Gra. Bolivia 424. 1998. There has been some discussion regarding whether the epithet 'colonum' is a noun or an adjective. Nicolson (in Taxon 35: 324. 1986) discusses the gender of the epithet 'colonum' as, in some detail, does Ward (in Sida 21: 2171-2183. 2005). The latter concludes that the word, from the Latin 'colonus' is a noun (in the accusative singular) meaning 'farm-worker' or 'farmer'. Plukenet (in Phytographia, 1692) used the name 'Pestis Coloni' or 'plague of the farmer'. The contrary view, that the epithet is an adjective meaning 'fit to be tilled', is argued by Michael (in Taxon 58: 1366-1368. 2009). In IPNI the epithet is treated as a noun as this fits more closely with Plukenet's original descriptive term.

Links

Basionym of
Oplismenus crus-galli var. colonum (L.) Coss. & Durieu, Expl. Sci. Algérie 2: 28 (1855).
Basionym of
Panicum crus-galli subsp. colonum (L.) K.Richt., Pl. Eur. 1: 26 (1890).
Basionym of
Panicum crus-galli subsp. colonum (L.) Trab., Fl. Algérie [Battandier & al.] Monocot.: 132 (1895).
Basionym of
Echinochloa crus-galli subsp. colona (L.) Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 37: 22 (1923).
Basionym of
Oplismenus crus-galli var. colonum (L.) Coss. & Durieu, Expl. Sci. Algerie 2: 28 (1854).
Basionym of
Echinochloa colonum (L.) Link, Hort. Berol. [Link] 2: 209 (1833).
Basionym of
Echinochloa crus-galli subsp. colonum (L.) Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 37: 122 (1923).
Basionym of
Oplismenus colonum (L.) Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. [H.B.K.] 1: 108 (4to), 89 (fol.) (1816).
Basionym of
Panicum crus-galli subsp. colonum (L.) Makino & Nemoto, Fl. Japan. (Makino & Nemoto) 1470 (1925).
Basionym of
Milium colonum (L.) Moench, Methodus (Moench) 202 (1794).
Replaced synonym of
Panicum crus-galli var. minus Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. [Thwaites] 359 (1864).