EPPO Global Database

Digitaria velutina(DIGVE)

Code created in: 2001-03-10

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DIGVE
  • Preferred name: Digitaria velutina
  • Authority: (Forsskål) Palisot de Beauvois


Western Asia (Arabia, Yemen), Burkina Faso, Sudan to Somalia, Africa southwards from Angola, Uganda and Kenya, Madagascar. Introduced in USA (Texas), Mexico, Central America, South America (Venezuela)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Digitaria zeyheri (Nees) Henrard

Common names
Name Language
annual couchgrass English
flaccid finger grass English
long-plumed fingergrass English
velvet crabgrass English
velvet fingergrass English (US)