Genus: Sporobolus R. Br.

Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Zoysieae
Subtribe: Sporobolinae
Common names: dropseed
Genus number: 11433
Last updated: 05-Jun-2019
Accession Count: 522 (365 active, 243 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) against the heterotypic synonyms (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Spartina Schreb., nom. rej., Crypsis Aiton, nom. rej., Ponceletia Thouars, nom. rej., and Heleochloa Host ex Roem., nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2014. (2332) Proposal to conserve the name Sporobolus against Spartina, Crypsis, Ponceletia, and Heleochloa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Sporobolinae). Taxon 63:1173-1174.
  2. Peterson, P. M. et al. 2014. A molecular phylogeny and new subgeneric classification of Sporobolus (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Sporobolinae). Taxon 63:1212-1243.

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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: Accessed 20 August 2019.