Digitaria exilis

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Digitaria exilis (Kippist) Stapf
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Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Genus Digitaria
2n =
Origin: savannahs of western Africa
cultivated



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


  • 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


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Digitaria exilis (Kippist) Stapf (1915)

basionym:

  • Paspalum exile Kippist (1842)


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History

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

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