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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: 33 (32 active, 11 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 California (Norte), Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, 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 (NRCS Cons Pl Mat)
  3. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  4. Gould, F. W. The grasses of Texas (Grass Tex)
  5. Mejía-Saulés, M. T. & P. Dávila A. Gramíneas Útiles de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 16 (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 18 June 2019.