Digitaria exilis

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Digitaria exilis (Kippist) Stapf

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Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Genus Digitaria

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Origin : savannahs of western Africa

cultivated

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Usages summary
  • annual grass
  • digitate panicle


  • cultivated in Africa since 5000 BC
  • a prestige crop with very small seeds
  • eaten in couscous, or made into flour or beer


Description

  • English: fonio millet, hungry rice, fundi
  • French: fonio

Popular names


Classification

Digitaria exilis (Kippist) Stapf (1915)

basionym:

  • Paspalum exile Kippist (1842)


Cultivars

History

The wild progenitor is possibly Digitaria longiflora (Retz) Pers. (1805).

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