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Taxon: Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray

 
Genus: Sporobolus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Zoysieae
Subtribe: Sporobolinae
Nomen number: 35355
Place of publication: Manual 576. 1848
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 82 (77 active, 61 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • prairie grass  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • sand dropseed  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • sand dropseed  (Source: ICAW) - English (Canada)
  • sporobole à fleurs cacnées  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • sporobole à fleurs cachées  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (mainly when young)
  • Environmental: revegetator; wildlife habitat
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec (s.w.), Ontario]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan, Alberta (s.), Manitoba, British Columbia (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut (s.w.), Indiana, Maine (s.w.), Massachusetts (e.), Michigan, New Hampshire (s.e.), New York (e. & n.), Ohio, Pennsylvania (e.), Vermont (s.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (e.), Arkansas, Kentucky (w.), Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina (e.), Tennessee]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo León, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Baja California Sur]

    Southern America
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina


    Cultivated

    Northern America
    • United States


    Adventive

    Europe
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Russian Federation [Volgograd]


References:

  1. Beetle, A. A. 1977. Noteworthy grasses from Mexico V. Phytologia 37:398.
  2. Correa, M. N. 1969-. Flora patagonica.
  3. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 40-41.
  4. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2
  7. Gould, F. W. 1975. The grasses of Texas
  8. Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  9. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  10. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York.
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  12. Mejía-Saulés, M. T. & P. Dávila A. 1992. Gramíneas Útiles de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 16
  13. Ott, J. E. et al. 2011. 15. Vegetation dynamics at a Mojave desert restoration site, 1992-2007. Nat. Resources Environm. Issues 16(Art. 15):1-15.
  14. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:205.
  15. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2004. Sporobolus (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae: Zoysieae: Sporobolinae) from northeastern México. Sida 21(3):570-572.
  16. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  17. Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  18. Skvortsov, A. K., ed. 2006. Flora of the Lower Volga region 1:158.
  19. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47
  20. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

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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=35355. Accessed 24 August 2019.