Digitaria exilis

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Digitaria exilis (Kippist) Stapf
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Order Poales
Family Gramineae
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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Biology

Classification

Digitaria exilis (Kippist) Stapf (1915)

basionym:

  • Paspalum exile Kippist (1842)


Cultivars

History

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

Uses

References

Links

Mansfeld

link to IPNI page

link to GRIN page

link to Prota4U page

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