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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

Heteropogon contortus (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Andropogon allionii Lam. ex DC., Andropogon allionii Lam. & DC., Andropogon allionii DC., Andropogon bellardi Bubani, Andropogon besukiensis Steud., Andropogon contortum L., Andropogon contortus L., Andropogon contortus subvar. allionii (Lam. ex DC.) Hack., Andropogon contortus subvar. roxburghii (Nees) Hack., Andropogon contortus subvar. secundus (Willd. ex Nees) Hack., Andropogon contortus var. allionii (Lam. ex DC.) Hack., Andropogon contortus var. glaber Hack., Andropogon contortus var. glaber (Pers.) Hack., Andropogon firmus (J. Presl) Kunth, Andropogon glaber (Pers.) Raspail, nom. illeg., non Andropogon glaber Roxb., Andropogon polystachyos Roxb., Andropogon secundus Willd. ex Nees, Andropogon secundus Willd. ex Griseb., nom. illeg., non Andropogon secundus Elliott, Heteropogon allionii (Lam. ex DC.) Roem. & Schult., Heteropogon besukiensis (Steud.) Miq., Heteropogon contortus (L.) Roem. & Schult., Heteropogon contortus (Kunth) Chase, Heteropogon contortus Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult., Heteropogon contortus (L.) P. Beauv., Heteropogon contortus subvar. secundus (Willd. ex Nees) Domin, Heteropogon contortus subvar. secundus Domin, Heteropogon contortus var. glaber (Pers.) Hack., Heteropogon contortus var. hirtus (J. Presl) Fenzl ex Hack., Heteropogon firmus J. Presl, Heteropogon glaber Pers., Heteropogon hirsutus P. Beauv., Heteropogon hirtus Pers., Heteropogon hirtus Andersson, Heteropogon hispidissimus Hochst. ex A. Rich., Heteropogon hohenackeri Hochst. ex Miq., Heteropogon polystachyus (Roxb.) Nees, nom. illeg., non Heteropogon polystachyus (Roxb.) Schult., Heteropogon roxburghii Nees, Holcus contortus (L.) Kuntze ex Stuck., Sorghum contortum (L.) Kuntze, Sorghum contortum Kuntze) (from the Latin contortus ‘twisted, contorted’) (for the Italian botanist Carlo Ludovico Allioni, 1728–1804, naturalist, physician, professor of botany.

References regarding Heteropogon contortus (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Species Plantarum ed. 1
· Flore de France, ed. 3 (1805)
· Synopseos Plantarum (1807)
· Essai d’une Nouvelle Agrostographie (1812)
· Systema Vegetabilium ed. 15 (1817)
· Flora Indica; or descriptions … (1820)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles (Paris) (1825)
· Flora Brasiliensis seu Enumeratio Plantarum (1829)
· Reliquiae Haenkeanae (1830)
· Tentamen Florae Abyssinicae … (1850)
· Analecta botanica indica … (1851)
· Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum (1854)
· Flora van Nederlandsch Indië (1857)
· The Flora of British India (1864)
· New Phytologist (1873)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1883)
· Boletim da Sociedade Broteriana (1885)
· Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzenge schichte und Pflanzengeographie (1885)
· Monographiae Phanerogamarum (1889)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1900)
· Anales del Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires (1904)
· Révision des Graminées (1930)
· Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon (1931)
· Enum. Pl. (1933)
· Grasses of Ceylon (1956)
· Grasses of Burma (1960)
· Bol. Soc. Argent. Bot. (1968)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1980)
· Botanica Macaronesica (1980)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1983)
· Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy. Part B, Biological Sciences (1985)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1985)
· Acta Botanica Indica (1990)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1994)

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