Muhlenbergia cuspidata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusMuhlenbergia
Species:Muhlenbergia cuspidata (Torr. ex Hook.) Rydb.
Common NamePlains Muhly
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Region of Origin: North America; 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 10
StatusNative; TN[S1] KY[S2] (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • 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 brevifolia Agrostis brevifolia Nutt.
Muhlenbergia brevifolia Muhlenbergia brevifolia Scribn. in Beal
Sporobolus cuspidatus Sporobolus cuspidatus
Vilfa cuspidata Vilfa cuspidata

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: Estill (KY), Garrard (KY), Pulaski (KY), Putnam (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1986 - 1987

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Estill Kentucky Richard G. Guetig
EKY
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
TENN-V-0026719 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
TENN-V-0026721 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
TENN-V-0026720 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
APSC0041454 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
APSC0094273 Garrard Kentucky 10 Jun 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
31234100151495 Estill Kentucky Julian Campbell
EKY
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
31234100151503 Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
31234100734167 Estill Kentucky Julian Campbell
EKY
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
TENN-V-0026722 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
APSC0088720 Pulaski Kentucky 05 Sep 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
APSC0073281 Estill Kentucky 04 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
APSC0117357 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
APSC0069468 Pulaski Kentucky 30 Sep 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
N/A Estill Kentucky Richard G. Guetig
EKY
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
N/A Estill Kentucky Richard G. Guetig
EKY
Muhlenbergia cuspidata
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Plant Photos

Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Dwayne Estes
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Sunny Fleming
Muhlenbergia cuspidata - Sunny Fleming