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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Digitaria (1)

            Epithet: insularis (L.) Mez ex Ekman (1)

Synonyms: Andropogon fabricii Henrard, Andropogon insularis L., Milium hirsutum P.Beauv., Nardus dactyloides Rol. ex Rottb., Panicum duchaissingii Steud.

dactyloides => resembling Dactylon, an ancient name of a grass

duchaissingii => in honor of Édouard Placide Duchassaing de Fontbressin (1819-1873), French naturalist, native of Guadeloupe

fabricii => in honor of Johan Christian Fabricius (1745-1808), Danish zoologist, botanist and student of Carl Linnaeus

hirsutum => having long distinct hairs, rough, hairy

insularis => inhabiting islands


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

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