Sporobolus clandestinus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSporobolus
SpeciesSporobolus clandestinus (Biehler) Hitchc.
Common Namerough dropseed
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: 7.0
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** 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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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
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 clandestina Agrostis clandestina Biehler
Muhlenbergia clandestina Muhlenbergia clandestina (Biehler) Trin.
Sporobolus asper var. clandestinus Sporobolus asper var. clandestinus (Biehler) Shinners
Vilfa clandestina Vilfa clandestina (Biehler) Nees ex Steud.

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: Barren (KY), Crittenden (KY), Jefferson (KY), Livingston (KY), Pulaski (KY), Simpson (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cumberland (TN), Decatur (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), Marion (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Perry (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Unicoi (TN), White (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, MTSU, TENN, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1947 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100157997 Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027688 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027668 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027672 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027674 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027666 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027676 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027679 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027691 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027906 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027675 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027667 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027670 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027680 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027678 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
31234100157989 Livingston Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Sporobolus clandestinus
31234100195179 Morgan Tennessee 07 Sep 2006 Dwayne Estes
9539
EKY
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027684 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027687 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027685 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027673 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027683 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027671 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027689 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027681 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027669 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027690 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027664 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027665 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027862 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027677 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027663 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027686 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027692 White Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027682 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0087648 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0085530 Pulaski Kentucky 12 Oct 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0042012 Montgomery Tennessee 10 Sep 1947 Alfred Clebsch
339
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0042011 Rutherford Tennessee 06 Sep 2006 Dwayne Estes with John Beck
09507
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0112703 Meigs Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0055719 Cumberland Tennessee 29 Aug 2015 Devin Rodgers
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0043853 Simpson Kentucky 08 Jul 1981 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
UOS08217 Franklin Tennessee 29 Sep 2010 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027694 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
TENN-V-0027693 White Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0112740 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0043855 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0042953 Roane Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0064608 Barren Kentucky 22 Sep 1978 G.P. Johnson
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0071908 Cumberland Tennessee 09 Sep 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
APSC0043854 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus clandestinus
MTSU023841 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Sporobolus clandestinus
UOS08230 Marion Tennessee 07 Oct 1999 Al Good
UOS
Sporobolus clandestinus
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Sporobolus clandestinus - Dwayne Estes
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Sporobolus clandestinus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus clandestinus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus clandestinus - Dwayne Estes
Sporobolus clandestinus - Dwayne Estes