Digitaria ischaemum (Schreber) Muehlenberg

Smooth fingergrass

source: Willem Braam, Verspreidingsatlas 2015
source: Willem Braam, Verspreidingsatlas 2015


GrinTax Digitaria ischaemum (Schreb.) Schreb. ex Muhl.
The Plant list Digitaria ischaemum (Schreber) Muehlenberg
English name Smooth fingergrass

Crop relationship
Fonio millet tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe temperate zones in E- and Central-Europe
Asia temperate zones in SW-Asia
Africa -
North-America Central-North-America
Sourth-America -
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.cou47o
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.cou47o

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information