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Taxon: Sporobolus contractus Hitchc.

 
Genus: Sporobolus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Zoysieae
Subtribe: Sporobolinae
Nomen number: 35354
Place of publication: Amer. J. Bot. 2:303. 1915
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Feb-2004
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 31 (30 active, 10 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • spike dropseed  (Source: Grass Tex) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001); wildlife habitat (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001); wildlife habitat (fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado (w.)]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas (s. & w.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California (s.), Nevada (s.), Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja Norte, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora]


References:

  1. Beetle, A. A. 1977. Noteworthy grasses from Mexico V (Phytologia) 37:398.
  2. Englert, J. M. et al. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators. 1999- (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  3. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  4. Gould, F. W. The grasses of Texas. 1975 (Grass Tex)
  5. Mejía-Saulés, M. T. & P. Dávila A. Gramíneas Útiles de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 16. 1992 (Grass Util Mex)
  6. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2004. Sporobolus (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae: Zoysieae: Sporobolinae) from northeastern México (Sida) 21(3):568-570.

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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=35354. Accessed 22 February 2019.