Cenchrus spinifex

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusCenchrus
SpeciesCenchrus spinifex Cav.
Common Namecoastal sandbur
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: 0.5
C value 0
StatusNative; GNR (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
Cenchrus incertus Cenchrus incertus M.A. Curtis
Cenchrus parviceps Cenchrus parviceps Shinners
Cenchrus pauciflorus Cenchrus pauciflorus Benth.

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: Ballard (KY), Campbell (KY), Greenup (KY), McCracken (KY), Lake (TN), Monroe (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1982 - 1984

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Tennessee 16 Jul 1984 Henry R. DeSelm
374
EKY
Cenchrus pauciflorus
31973000021257 Greenup Kentucky 08 Aug 1982 Thieret, John
53830
KNK
Cenchrus incertus
31973000021253 Campbell Kentucky 31 Jul 1982 Buddell, George
653
KNK
Cenchrus incertus
TENN-V-0024657 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Cenchrus pauciflorus
APSC0034359 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Cenchrus incertus
TENN-V-0024594 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Cenchrus incertus
N/A Tennessee 16 Jul 1984 Henry R. DeSelm
374
EKY
Cenchrus pauciflorus
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