Eriochloa acuminata

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Eriochloa acuminata (J. Presl) Kunth
Common NameTapertip Cupgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Eriochloa lemmonii var. minor Eriochloa lemmonii var. minor

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: Fulton (KY), Hickman (KY), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1974 - 2000

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0018775 Lake Tennessee
Eriochloa acuminata
31973000022100 Fulton Kentucky 01 Aug 2000 Thieret, John
Eriochloa acuminata
TENN-V-0018771 Knox Tennessee
Eriochloa acuminata
TENN-V-0018773 Knox Tennessee
Eriochloa acuminata
TENN-V-0018772 Knox Tennessee
Eriochloa acuminata
TENN-V-0018776 Lauderdale Tennessee
Eriochloa acuminata
MEM008877 Hickman Kentucky 28 Aug 1974 Raymond Athey
Eriochloa acuminata
TENN-V-0018774 Lake Tennessee
Eriochloa acuminata
UCHT038210 Hickman Kentucky
Eriochloa acuminata
APSC0032557 Lake Tennessee
Eriochloa acuminata
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