Paspalum floridanum

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusPaspalum
SpeciesPaspalum floridanum Michx.
Common NameFlorida paspalum
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 3.5
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Paspalum laeve var. floridanum Paspalum laeve var. floridanum (Michx.) Alph. Wood
Paspalum laevigatum Paspalum laevigatum Bosc ex Poir.
Paspalum macrospermum Paspalum macrospermum Flüggé

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Bullitt (KY), Calloway (KY), Crittenden (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Fulton (KY), Graves (KY), Hardin (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lincoln (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Marshall (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Pendleton (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Carroll (TN), Coffee (TN), Decatur (TN), Fayette (TN), Grainger (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lawrence (TN), Lincoln (TN), McNairy (TN), Madison (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Overton (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Tipton (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1969 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100152659 Fulton Kentucky 31 Jul 1994 Randy L. Mears
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152733 Muhlenberg Kentucky 05 Oct 1993 Landon E. McKinney
6101
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152758 Rowan Kentucky 01 Jul 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6497
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152634 Ballard Kentucky 30 Aug 1970 Raymond Athey
1195
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100185402 McCracken Kentucky 28 Aug 1969 Raymond Athey
788
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152626 Sevier Tennessee 02 Oct 1978 Henry R. DeSelm
112
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152691 Lyon Kentucky 03 Oct 1982 K. Sirimongkhon
5
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152667 Fulton Kentucky 28 Sep 1982 Raymond Athey
4737
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152782 White Tennessee 07 Sep 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5425a
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152642 Franklin Kentucky 04 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5888
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
BEREA006786 Franklin Kentucky
BEREA
Paspalum floridanum
BEREA006787 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Paspalum floridanum
BEREA006785 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Paspalum floridanum
31973000023125 Fayette Kentucky 04 Sep 1981 Thieret, John
52718
KNK
Paspalum floridanum
MDKY00005041 Fulton Kentucky
MDKY
Paspalum floridanum
MDKY00005042 Marshall Kentucky
MDKY
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017503 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017532 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0166265 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017500 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017964 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017526 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017981 Jefferson Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017518 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017982 Calloway Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017517 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017514 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017973 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017502 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017506 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152725 Marshall Kentucky 18 Sep 1982 Raymond Athey
4702
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152717 Marshall Kentucky 30 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5761
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152741 Trigg Kentucky 20 Oct 1982 Valerya Hyrne
18
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152709 Lyon Kentucky 03 Oct 1982 Yvonne Thompson
9
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152618 McCreary Kentucky 30 Aug 1970 Raymond Athey
1194
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152675 Lincoln Kentucky 30 Sep 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8303
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31234100152683 Lyon Kentucky 02 Oct 1982 William Lynch
26
EKY
Paspalum floridanum
31973000023129 Bullitt Kentucky 03 Oct 1980 Thieret, John
52498
KNK
Paspalum floridanum
31973000023128 Pendleton Kentucky 14 Sep 1985 Thieret, John
56241
KNK
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017535 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017495 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017516 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017504 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017519 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017521 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0174616 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017497 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017531 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017512 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017510 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017533 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017499 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017498 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017511 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017523 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017528 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017524 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017520 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017508 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017525 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017950 Calloway Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017515 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017963 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017509 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017536 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017501 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017530 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017534 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017505 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017972 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017513 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017527 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017507 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
UCHT001807 Hamilton Tennessee 14 Oct 2010 E. Blyveis
224
UCHT
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017496 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017529 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
TENN-V-0017522 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum floridanum
UCHT001803 Humphreys Tennessee 25 Sep 1987 R. Kral
74533
UCHT
Paspalum floridanum
UCHT001808 White Tennessee R. Kral
UCHT
Paspalum floridanum
UCHT001800 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Paspalum floridanum
UCHT001806 Polk Tennessee 10 Oct 1980 Larry G. Williams
1496
UCHT
Paspalum floridanum
UCHT001805 White Tennessee 08 Sep 1987 R. Kral, R. Jones
74495
UCHT
Paspalum floridanum
009481 Carroll Tennessee
BOON
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0091126 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043127 Stewart Tennessee 06 Sep 1986 Edward Chester
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0093969 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043117 Montgomery Tennessee 25 Aug 1994 Edward Chester
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0072101 Coffee Tennessee 21 Sep 2017 Claire Ciafre
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043122 Montgomery Tennessee 31 Aug 1981 Edward Chester
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
UCHT001801 Bradley Tennessee 30 Aug 1985 D. F. Houck
2231
UCHT
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043132 Stewart Tennessee 05 Aug 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043128 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043131 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043119 Benton Tennessee 17 Sep 1992 Edward Chester
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0069245 Calloway Kentucky 09 Sep 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043130 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0113883 McNairy Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0076191 Coffee Tennessee 02 Sep 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043129 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043121 Shelby Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0070184 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043120 Henry Tennessee 26 Aug 1989 Edward Chester
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0093968 Franklin Kentucky 23 Sep 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0113882 Meigs Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0086606 Crittenden Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043118 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043126 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0056882 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0093970 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0093967 Franklin Kentucky 09 Sep 1981 Max Medley
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
APSC0043114 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum floridanum
UOS08089 Coffee Tennessee 18 Sep 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Paspalum floridanum
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