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Taxon: Hopia obtusa (Kunth) Zuloaga & Morrone

Genus: Hopia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paspaleae
Subtribe: Paspalinae
Nomen number: 467846
Place of publication: Taxon 56:151. 2007
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 17 (10 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • vine-mesquite  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • vine-mesquite grass  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (as Panicum obtusum)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (only in USA, of unknown importance, as Panicum obtusum)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco (n.e.), Puebla, Querétaro]


  1. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2007. Hopia, a new monotypic genus segregated from Panicum (Poaceae). Taxon 56:145-156.

Check other web resources for Hopia obtusa (Kunth) Zuloaga & Morrone :

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=467846. Accessed 18 July 2019.