Arundinaria tecta

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusArundinaria
Species:Arundinaria tecta (Walter) Muhl.
Common NameSwitchcane
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Natural Area Presence: PCSF; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Evergreen; 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 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL)
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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
Arundinaria gigantea subsp. tecta Arundinaria gigantea subsp. tecta (Walter) McClure
Arundinaria gigantea var. tecta Arundinaria gigantea var. tecta (Walter) Scribn.
Arundinaria macrosperma var. tecta Arundinaria macrosperma var. tecta (Walter) Alph. Wood
Arundo tecta Arundo tecta Blanco
Ludolfia tecta Ludolfia tecta (Walter) A. Dietr.

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: Henry (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1975 - 1975

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UCHT003189 Tennessee
UCHT
Arundinaria tecta
APSC0034572 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Arundinaria tecta
APSC0034573 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Arundinaria tecta
APSC0034571 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Arundinaria tecta
SWMT00766 Shelby Tennessee 30 Apr 1975 James H. Graves
SWMT
Arundinaria tecta
TENN-V-0037397 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Arundinaria tecta
TENN-V-0037396 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Arundinaria tecta
UCHT003188 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Arundinaria tecta
APSC0034553 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Arundinaria tecta
APSC0034570 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Arundinaria tecta
APSC0034562 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Arundinaria tecta
APSC0034567 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Arundinaria tecta
APSC0034563 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Arundinaria tecta
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Arundinaria tecta - Dwayne Estes
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