Echinochloa crusgalli

Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) P. Beauv.

Common Names

دنيبه (دِنيبه)، دناب (دِناب) (Arabic), دنيبه (دِنيبه)، دنيب (دِنيب) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Warm temperate and subtropical regions of the world, sometimes extending into the tropics.

Distribution in Egypt


Nile region, oases, Mediterranean region and western desert.


Weed of irrigation ditches and rice-fields.

Life Expectancy



  • Panicum crusgalli L. (synonym)
  • Panicum crusgalli L. var. mite Pursh (synonym)
  • Panicum crusgalli L. var. brevisetum Doell Panicum crusgalli L. var. longisetum Doell Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) P. Beauv. var. mitis (Pursh) Peterm. (synonym)
  • Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) P. Beauv. var. breviseta (Doell) Podp. (synonym)
  • Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) P. Beauv. var. longiseta (Doell) Podp. (synonym)


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