Taxon: Bouteloua dactyloides (Nutt.) Columbus

Genus: Bouteloua
Section: Buchloe
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Boutelouinae
Nomen number: 418957
Place of publication: Aliso 18:63. 1999
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Oct-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 28 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Diversity 16:42-43. 2000, as Buchloe dactyloides)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf (fide Grass VarUSA, as Buchloe dactyloides)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass VarUSA, as Buchloe dactyloides)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Arkansas, Louisiana
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico, Queretaro, Federal District
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, Nevada, Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Naturalized



  • Columbus, J. T. 1999. An expanded circumscription of Bouteloua (Gramineae: Chloridoideae): new combinations and names (Aliso) 18:63.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Office of the Union UPOV: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. List of the taxa protected by the members of the Union. 2009 (UPOV)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)


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