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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Disakisperma dubium   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leptochloa dubia   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) A molecular phylogeny of Leptochloa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Chlorideae) (Peterson, 2012)
Disakisperma dubia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Leptochloa dubia

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Sprangletop


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image of Disakisperma dubium, Green Sprangletop

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_ledu_001_lhd

        

image of Disakisperma dubium, Green Sprangletop

Keith Bradley    kab_d_dubia_09848

April    Monroe County    FL

Panicle of spreading or ascending racemes, approximate or somewhat distant, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Disakisperma dubium, Green Sprangletop

Keith Bradley    kab_d_dubia_09850

April    Monroe County    FL

image of Disakisperma dubium, Green Sprangletop

Keith Bradley    kab_d_dubia_09856

April    Monroe County    FL

Seedhead branches triangular in cross-section. Spikelets have 4-7 florets, per Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Disakisperma dubium   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leptochloa dubia   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) A molecular phylogeny of Leptochloa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Chlorideae) (Peterson, 2012)
Disakisperma dubia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Leptochloa dubia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3926

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native: Southwest US, into Central & South America

Habitat: Coastal rock barrens (s. FL), rocky slopes, hammocks, disturbed areas (including as a waif at wool-combing mills and ballast sites), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked, occasionally in basal rosettes

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Spikelets green or brown

Inflorescences terminal panicles of spikelike branches

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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