Sporobolus indicus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSporobolus
SpeciesSporobolus indicus R. Br.
Common NameSmut Grass
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: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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
Agrostis elongata Agrostis elongata Lam.
Agrostis tenuissima Agrostis tenuissima Spreng.
Sporobolus indicus var. exilis Sporobolus indicus var. exilis (Trin.) T. Koyama
Sporobolus lamarckii Sporobolus lamarckii Desv. ex Ham.
Sporobolus littoralis var. elongatus Sporobolus littoralis var. elongatus (P. Beauv.) T. Durand & Schinz
Sporobolus tenacissimus Sporobolus tenacissimus P.Beauv.
Vilfa angusta Vilfa angusta Buckley
Vilfa berteroana Vilfa berteroana Trin.
Vilfa elongata Vilfa elongata P. Beauv.
Vilfa exilis Vilfa exilis Trin.
Vilfa familiaris Vilfa familiaris Steud. ex Lechler
Vilfa indica Vilfa indica (L.) Trin. ex Steud.
Vilfa tenacissima Vilfa tenacissima (L. f.) Kunth
Vilfa tenacissima var. exilis Vilfa tenacissima var. exilis (Trin.) E. Fourn.

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: McCreary (KY), Monroe (KY), Trigg (KY), Anderson (TN), Blount (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hawkins (TN), Jefferson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Unicoi (TN), Union (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, ETSU, KNK, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU006903 Unicoi Tennessee 25 Nov 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sporobolus indicus
ETSU006904 Johnson Tennessee 01 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sporobolus indicus
31973000023655 McCreary Kentucky 10 Nov 1983 Medley, Max
9483-83
KNK
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027711 White Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027638 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027636 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027705 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027704 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027640 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027641 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027695 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0210043 Davidson Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027708 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027643 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027701 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 21 Sep 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Sporobolus indicus
31973000023656 Monroe Kentucky 15 Jun 1981 Creasey, William (Bill)
s.n.
KNK
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027710 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027635 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027702 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027639 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027698 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027696 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027707 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027706 Union Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027703 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027700 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027642 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027644 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
APSC0032000 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus indicus
UOS08219 Franklin Tennessee 19 Sep 2006 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027637 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027709 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027697 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027699 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027645 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
TENN-V-0027631 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus indicus
UCHT002525 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Sporobolus indicus
APSC0031998 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus indicus
APSC0031999 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus indicus
UOS08220 Franklin Tennessee 05 Sep 2007 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Sporobolus indicus
UOS08221 Van Buren Tennessee 31 Jul 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Sporobolus indicus
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