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Taxon: Sporobolus compositus (Poir.) Merr.

 
Genus: Sporobolus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Zoysieae
Subtribe: Sporobolinae
Nomen number: 409825
Place of publication: Circ. Div. Agrostol. U.S.D.A. 35:6. 1901
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (7 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • rough dropseed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • tall dropseed  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • sporobole rude  (Source: F NAmer) - French

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: revegetator (for prairie restoration and roadside enhancement fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001) revegetator (for prairie restoration and roadside enhancement fide NRCS Cons Pl Mat 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Québec (s.w.), Ontario (s.), New Brunswick]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Manitoba (s.), British Columbia (s.)]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts (e.), Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont (w.)]
    • 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 (s.), Montana (e.), Washington (c.), Wyoming (e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (e.), Utah (e. & c.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza]


    Cultivated

    Northern America
    • United States


References:

  1. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  2. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  3. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2 Note: = Sporobolus asper
  4. Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. Note: = Sporobolus asper
  5. Kartesz, J. T. & K. N. Gandhi. 1995. Nomenclatural notes for the North American flora. XIV. Phytologia 78:11.
  6. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. Note: = Sporobolus asper
  7. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  8. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2001. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41:204.
  9. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2004. Sporobolus (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae: Zoysieae: Sporobolinae) from northeastern México. Sida 21(3):566-568.
  10. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. Note: = Sporobolus asper

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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=409825. Accessed 20 September 2019.