Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Hay Grass Digitaria horizontalis

Classification

Poaceae [family]
Digitaria [genus] (8)
horizontalis [species]

Classification

Poaceae [family]
Digitaria [genus] (8)
horizontalis [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Eustatius
  • Indigenous (1) - Sint Maarten
  • Distribution description Native to southern America, Africa and northern America.
    Notes on presence status Identified by Boldingh as Panicum sanguinale L.

    Publications

    • Amshoff, G.J.H. 1942. The grasses of the Dutch West Indian Islands No. 25: 3-64. Koloniaal instituut Amsterdam.
    • Axelrod, F.S. 2015. A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius. 179 pp.
    • Boldingh, I. 1909. The flora of the Dutch West Indian Islands St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Martin. 321 pp. E.j. Brill., Leiden.
    • Lindeman, J.C., Stoffers, A.L. 1963. Gramineae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 1: 121-203.
    • Mori, S.A., Gracie, C.A. 2007. Flowering Plants. Plants and Lichens of Saba Virtual Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden. [link]
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological Inventory of Saba. 87 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of Sint Eustatius. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]