Paspalum boscianum

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusPaspalum
Species:Paspalum boscianum Fluegge
Common NameBull Crowngrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; 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 8
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2S3] (State Rank); G5 (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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  • 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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Calloway (KY), Graves (KY), Hickman (KY), Blount (TN), Coffee (TN), Decatur (TN), Hardin (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Madison (TN), Monroe (TN), Roane (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1977 - 1979

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100143310 Hickman Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Paspalum boscianum
MDKY00005030 Calloway Kentucky
MDKY
Paspalum boscianum
MDKY00005031 Calloway Kentucky
MDKY
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017419 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017421 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017422 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017425 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017832 Calloway Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017830 Hickman Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017420 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017417 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017427 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
UCHT006291 Graves Kentucky
UCHT
Paspalum boscianum
UCHT006289 Decatur Tennessee
UCHT
Paspalum boscianum
APSC0043184 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum boscianum
APSC0043183 Hickman Kentucky 12 Sep 1979 Raymond Athey
APSC
Paspalum boscianum
31234100143294 Calloway Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Paspalum boscianum
31234100143302 Graves Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017418 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017831 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017423 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017426 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017424 Madison Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
TENN-V-0017416 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Paspalum boscianum
UCHT006292 Calloway Kentucky
UCHT
Paspalum boscianum
APSC0043182 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum boscianum
APSC0043186 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum boscianum
BRIT267863 Graves Kentucky
VDB
Paspalum boscianum
APSC0043185 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum boscianum
APSC0094343 Calloway Kentucky 07 Sep 1979 Max Medley
APSC
Paspalum boscianum
APSC0069332 Calloway Kentucky 05 Sep 1977 Raymond Athey
APSC
Paspalum boscianum
APSC0043187 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Paspalum boscianum
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