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Taxon: Andropogon virgatus Ham.

Genus: Andropogon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Andropogoninae
Nomen number: 3354
Place of publication: Prodr. pl. Ind. occid. 9. 1825
Link to protologue:
Comment: while Hamilton indicated "Herb. Prof. Desv." as the origin of the name and description, citation of Desvaux's herbarium is not considered an ascription to him (Shenzhen ICN Art. 46.3, Ex. 16; see also Howard, J. Arnold Arbor. 62:215. 1981)
Name Verified on: 07-Dec-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Hispaniola, Trinidad and Tobago, [Trinidad] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Misiones] Paraguay, Uruguay


    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand


  1. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. Note: lists as Andropogon virgatus Desv.; = Hypogynium virgatum (Ham.) Dandy
  2. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas. Note: lists as Andropogon virgatus Desv.
  3. Howard, R. A. et al. 1981. William Hamilton (1783-1856) and the Prodromus Plantarum Indiae Occidentalis (1825). J. Arnold Arbor. 62:211-242. Note: regarding authorship
  4. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba Note: lists as Andropogon virgatus Desv.
  5. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. Note: = Hypogynium virgatum (Ham.) Dandy
  6. Renvoize, S. A. 1984. The grasses of Bahia Note: lists as Andropogon virgatus Desv.
  7. Renvoize, S. A. 1998. Gramineas de Bolivia Note: lists as Andropogon virgatus Desv.
  8. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47 Note: lists as Andropogon virgatus Desv.; = Hypogynium virgatum (Ham.) Dandy

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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=3354. Accessed 24 August 2019.