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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Sporobolus jacquemontii   FAMILY Poaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sporobolus berteroanus

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Sporobolus pyramidalis

 

COMMON NAME:
West Indian Dropseed


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image of Sporobolus jacquemontii, West Indian Dropseed

Keith Bradley    kab_s_jacquemontii_71772

June    Monroe County    FL

Culms 40-100cm. Blades 10-40cm long, 2-4mm wide, tapering to a fine point, per Grass Manual on the Web.

image of Sporobolus jacquemontii, West Indian Dropseed

Keith Bradley    kab_s_jacquemontii_4139

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Primary branches appressed to strongly ascending, spikelet-bearing to base, per Grass Manual on the Web.

image of Sporobolus jacquemontii, West Indian Dropseed

Keith Bradley    kab_s_jacquemontii_4142

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Panicles 14-35cm long, 0.4-3cm wide, contracted, interrupted, and rather lax, per Grass Manual on the Web.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Sporobolus jacquemontii   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sporobolus berteroanus

INCLUDED WITHIN -
Sporobolus pyramidalis

 

Find by scientific name:

4088

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native? New World tropics & subtropics & ? the exact extent of the range unclear

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in pine flatwoods, on beaches, roadsides on barrier islands, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping], not rhizomatous

FLOWER:

Inflorescence a spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Utricle

 

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