Overview

Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Eragrostis veraecrucis E. Fourn.:
Mexico (Mesoamerica)

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Eragrostis interrupta var. laxiflora Döll:
India (Asia)
Syria (Asia)
Brazil (South America)

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Eragrostis interrupta var. parviflora Döll:
Brazil (South America)

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  • Döll, J. C. 1878. Gramineae II. Stipaceae, Agrostideae, Pappophoreae, Chlorideae, Avenaceae, Festucaceae. 2(3A): 1–160, t. 1–43. In C. F. P. von Martius Fl. Bras. F. Fleischer, Monachii et Lipsiae.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/25887 External link.
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Eragrostis interrupta P. Beauv.:
Australia (Oceania)

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Eragrostis elegans var. laxiflora Arechav.:
Uruguay (South America)

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Eragrostis pallida Vasey:
Mexico (Mesoamerica)

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Eragrostis interrupta (Lam.) Döll:
Brazil (South America)

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  • Döll, J. C. 1878. Gramineae II. Stipaceae, Agrostideae, Pappophoreae, Chlorideae, Avenaceae, Festucaceae. 2(3A): 1–160, t. 1–43. In C. F. P. von Martius Fl. Bras. F. Fleischer, Monachii et Lipsiae.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/25887 External link.
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Eragrostis secundiflora subsp. oxylepis (Torr.) S.D. Koch:
Mexico (Mesoamerica)
United States (North America)

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  • Soreng, R. J., G. Davidse, P. M. Peterson, F. O. Zuloaga, E. J. Judziewicz, T. S. Filgueiras & O. Morrone. 2003 and onwards. On-line taxonomic novelties and updates, distributional additions and corrections, and editorial changes since the four published volumes of the Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. vols. 39, 41, 46, and 48. http://www.tropicos.org/Project/CNWG:. In R. J. Soreng, G. Davidse, P. M. Peterson, F. O. Zuloaga, T. S. Filgueiras, E. J. Judziewicz & O. Morrone Internet Cat. New World Grasses. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1024044 External link.
  • Kucera, C. L. 1998. The Grasses of Missouri 305 pp., University of Missouri Press, Colombia.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1018088 External link.
  • Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Fl. Great Plains i–vii, 1–1392. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/637 External link.
  • Peterson, P. M. & J. Valdés-Reyna. 2005. Eragrostis (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Eragrostideae: Eragrostidinae) from northeastern México. Sida 21(3): 1363–1418.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1028877 External link.
  • Peterson, P. M. & S. C. Boechat. 2001. Eragrostis. In Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 41: 81–115.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1003697 External link.
  • Koch, S. D. 1978. Notes on the genus Eragrostis (Gramineae) in the Southeastern United States. Rhodora 80(823): 390–403.   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/9776 External link.
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Eragrostis oxylepis (Torr.) Torr.:
United States (North America)

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Eragrostis glomerata (Walter) L.H. Dewey:
Argentina (South America)
United States (North America)
Brazil (South America)

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Morphology

Physical Description

Annuals, Terrestrial, not aquatic, Stems nodes swollen or brittle, Stems erect or ascending, Stems geniculate, decumbent, or lax, sometimes rooting at nodes, Stems caespitose, tufted, or clustered, Stems terete, round in cross section, or polygonal, Stem internodes solid or spongy, Stem internodes hollow, Stems with inflorescence less than 1 m tall, Stems with inflorescence 1-2 m tall, Stems, culms, or scapes exceeding basal leaves, Leaves mostly basal, below middle of stem, Leaves mostly cauline, Leaves sheathing at base, Leaf sheath mostly open, or loose, Leaf sheath hairy at summit, throat, or collar, Leaf sheath and blade differentiated, Leaf blades linear, Leaf blades 2-10 mm wide, Leaf blades mostly flat, Leaf blades mostly glabrous, Leaf blades scabrous, roughened, or wrinkled, Ligule present, Ligule a fringe of hairs, Inflorescence terminal, Inflorescence a contracted panicle, narrowly paniculate, branches appressed or ascending, Inflorescence a dense slender spike-like panicle or raceme, branches contracted, Inflorescence solitary, with 1 spike, fascicle, glomerule, head, or cluster per stem or culm, Inflorescence densely corymbose, paniculate, or capitate, rays reduced or absent, Inflorescence branches more than 10 to numerous, Flowers bisexual, Spikelets pedicellate, Spikelets laterally compressed, Spikelet less than 3 mm wide, Spikelets with 3-7 florets, Spikelets with 8-40 florets, Spikelets solitary at rachis nodes, Spikelets all alike and fertille, Spikelets bisexual, Spikelets disarticulating above the glumes, glumes persistent, Spikelets disarticulating beneath or between the florets, Rachilla or pedicel glabrous, Glumes present, empty bracts, Glumes 2 clearly present, Glumes equal or subequal, Glumes distinctly unequal, Glumes shorter than adjacent lemma, Glumes 1 nerved, Lemmas thin, chartaceous, hyaline, cartilaginous, or membranous, Lemma similar in texture to glumes, Lemma 3 nerved, Lemma glabrous, Lemma apex acute or acuminate, Lemma awnless, Lemma margins thin, lying flat, Lemma straight, Palea present, well developed, Palea membranous, hyaline, Palea shorter than lemma, Palea 2 nerved or 2 keeled, Palea keels winged, scabrous, or ciliate, Stamens 3, Styles 2-fid, deeply 2-branched, Stigmas 2, Fruit - caryopsis, Caryopsis ellipsoid, longitudinally grooved, hilum long-linear.
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Type Information

Holotype for Eragrostis pallida Vasey
Catalog Number: US 1749579
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. Palmer
Year Collected: 1891
Locality: Near Alba., Colima, Mexico, North America
  • Holotype: Vasey, G. 1893. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 1 (8): 285.
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Isotype for Eragrostis pallida Vasey
Catalog Number: US 911251
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. Palmer
Year Collected: 1891
Locality: Colima, Mexico, North America
  • Isotype: Vasey, G. 1893. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 1 (8): 285.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: TNR - Not Yet Ranked

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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