Dichanthelium aciculare

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusDichanthelium
Species:Dichanthelium aciculare (Desv. ex Poir.) Gould & C. A.Clark
Common NameNeedleleaf Rosette Grass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; 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 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); G5T4T5 (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.

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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
Dichanthelium angustifolium Dichanthelium angustifolium (Ell.) Gould
Dichanthelium fusiforme Dichanthelium fusiforme (Hitchcock) A.M.Harvill
Panicum aciculare Panicum aciculare Desv. ex Poir.
Panicum aciculare var. aciculare Panicum aciculare var. aciculare Desv. ex Poir.
Panicum aciculare var. angustifolium Panicum aciculare var. angustifolium (Elliott) J.K.Wipff & S.D.Jones
Panicum aciculare var. arenicoloides Panicum aciculare var. arenicoloides (Ashe) Beetle
Panicum aciculare var. ovinum Panicum aciculare var. ovinum (Scribn. & J.G. Sm.) Beetle
Panicum angustifolium Panicum angustifolium LeConte ex Torr.
Panicum arenicoloides Panicum arenicoloides Ashe
Panicum bennettense Panicum bennettense W.V.Br.
Panicum fusiforme Panicum fusiforme Hitchcock
Panicum nemopanthum Panicum nemopanthum Ashe
Panicum neuranthum Panicum neuranthum Griseb.
Panicum orthophyllum Panicum orthophyllum Ashe
Panicum ovinum Panicum ovinum Scribn. & J.G.Sm.
Panicum pinetorum Panicum pinetorum Swallen

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: Laurel (KY), McCreary (KY), Wolfe (KY), Campbell (TN), Coffee (TN), Franklin (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Union (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1976 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 17 Sep 1988 Ross C. Clark
21950
EKY
Dichanthelium aciculare
TENN-V-0018940 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Dichanthelium aciculare
UCHT006328 Roane Tennessee
UCHT
Panicum angustifolium
UCHT001898 Coffee Tennessee 01 Aug 2009 Dwayne Estes, Matt Bruton
2
UCHT
Dichanthelium aciculare
APSC0100860 Laurel Kentucky 01 Sep 1987 Julian Campbell
APSC
Dichanthelium aciculare
APSC0072090 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Dichanthelium aciculare
TENN-V-0243517 Campbell Tennessee 17 Aug 2011 Aaron Floden
1730
TENN
Dichanthelium aciculare
TENN-V-0243523 Warren Tennessee 15 Sep 1976 H. DeSelm
s.n.
TENN
Dichanthelium aciculare
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 17 Sep 1988 Ross C. Clark
21950
EKY
Dichanthelium aciculare
31234100775046 Wolfe Kentucky 17 Sep 1988 Ross C. Clark
21950
EKY
Dichanthelium aciculare
TENN-V-0018938 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Dichanthelium aciculare
TENN-V-0018939 Union Tennessee
TENN
Dichanthelium aciculare
TENN-V-0018937 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Dichanthelium aciculare
APSC0072091 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Dichanthelium aciculare
APSC0100858 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Dichanthelium aciculare
UOS07792 Franklin Tennessee 13-May-13 Jon Evans
UOS
Dichanthelium aciculare
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