Sporobolus cryptandrus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSporobolus
SpeciesSporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray
Common Namesand 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; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 3.2
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4S5] (State Rank); G5 (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
Agrostis cryptandra Agrostis cryptandra Torr.
Sporobolus cryptandrus subsp. fuscicola Sporobolus cryptandrus subsp. fuscicola (Hook.) E.K. Jones & Fassett
Sporobolus cryptandrus subsp. fuscicolor Sporobolus cryptandrus subsp. fuscicolor
Sporobolus cryptandrus var. fuscicola Sporobolus cryptandrus var. fuscicola (Hook.) Pohl
Sporobolus cryptandrus var. involutus Sporobolus cryptandrus var. involutus Farw.
Sporobolus cryptandrus var. occidentalis Sporobolus cryptandrus var. occidentalis E.K. Jones & Fassett
Sporobolus cryptandrus var. typicus Sporobolus cryptandrus var. typicus (Torr.) E.K. Jones & Fassett
Sporobolus cryptandrus var. vaginatus Sporobolus cryptandrus var. vaginatus
Sporobolus subinclusus Sporobolus subinclusus Phil.
Sporobolus subinclusus var. expansus Sporobolus subinclusus var. expansus Parodi
Vilfa cryptandra Vilfa cryptandra (Torr.) Trin.
Vilfa tenacissima var. fuscicolor Vilfa tenacissima var. fuscicolor Hook.
Vilfa triniana Vilfa triniana 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: Ballard (KY), Campbell (KY), Carlisle (KY), Fulton (KY), Garrard (KY), Graves (KY), Hickman (KY), Livingston (KY), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Shelby (TN), Tipton (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100724093 Garrard Kentucky 07 Sep 2010 W.W. Overbeck
1675
EKY
Sporobolus cryptandrus
31234100158045 Fulton Kentucky 28 Aug 1988 B. Palmer-Ball
EKY
Sporobolus cryptandrus
31973000023636 Campbell Kentucky 07 Aug 1983 Buddell, George
1418
KNK
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027627 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027621 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027625 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027624 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
APSC0070445 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus cryptandrus
APSC0080268 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus cryptandrus
APSC0064609 Livingston Kentucky 06 Oct 1970 Raymond Athey
APSC
Sporobolus cryptandrus
APSC0064657 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus cryptandrus
APSC0064394 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus cryptandrus
APSC0070109 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus cryptandrus
APSC0064658 Fulton Kentucky 13 Aug 1968
APSC
Sporobolus cryptandrus
UCHT035801 Tennessee
UCHT
Sporobolus cryptandrus
31234100158052 Graves Kentucky 21 Aug 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4502
EKY
Sporobolus cryptandrus
31234100158060 Hickman Kentucky 09 Aug 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4472
EKY
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027628 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027620 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027626 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027622 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
TENN-V-0027623 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Sporobolus cryptandrus
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