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Taxon: Poa arachnifera Torr.

 
Genus: Poa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 28907
Place of publication: R. B. Marcy, Explor. Red River Louisiana 301. 1853
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 34 (29 active, 24 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • Texas bluegrass  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • grama-azul-do-Texas  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pasto-azul-do-Texas  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass US; Food Feed Crops US)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Kansas (s.), Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


    Cultivated

    Northern America
    • United States


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • United States


References:

  1. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  2. Gould, F. W. 1975. The grasses of Texas
  3. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  4. Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  5. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  6. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1977. Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains.
  7. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  8. Morris, K. N. & A. M. Hossain. 2000. As the demand for turfgrass grows, so must turfgrass germplasm collection and evaluation. Diversity 16:15-17.
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Smith, E. B. 1978. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28907. Accessed 17 July 2019.