Sporobolus michauxianus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSporobolus
Species:Sporobolus michauxianus (Hitchc.) P. M. Peterson & Saarela
Common NamePiney woods dropseed
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Reproductive Phenology: December; 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
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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.

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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
Spartina cynosuroides f. major Spartina cynosuroides f. major St.-Yves
Spartina cynosuroides var. aureo-marginata Spartina cynosuroides var. aureo-marginata W. Irving
Spartina cynosuroides var. michauxiana Spartina cynosuroides var. michauxiana (Hitchc.) St.-Yves
Spartina michauxiana Spartina michauxiana Hitchc.
Spartina michauxiana var. suttiei Spartina michauxiana var. suttiei Farw.
Spartina michauxiana var. tenuior Spartina michauxiana var. tenuior Farw.
Spartina pectinata Spartina pectinata Bosc ex Link
Spartina pectinata f. pectinata Spartina pectinata f. pectinata Link
Spartina pectinata f. variegata Spartina pectinata f. variegata Vict.
Spartina pectinata var. suttiei Spartina pectinata var. suttiei Fernald
Sporobolus michauxianus Sporobolus michauxianus (Hitchc.) P. M. Peterson & Saarela

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: Jefferson (KY), McCracken (KY), Marshall (KY), Trigg (KY), Whitley (KY), Cumberland (TN), Montgomery (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1949 - 1987

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0067485 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0063923 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0042096 Montgomery Tennessee 08 Oct 1949 R.E. Shanks
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0042098 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0077556 Whitley Kentucky 09 Sep 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0042099 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0063929 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0055434 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0063920 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0063934 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0063922 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0063930 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
APSC0042097 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Sporobolus michauxianus
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Sporobolus michauxianus - Theo Witsell
Sporobolus michauxianus - Theo Witsell
Sporobolus michauxianus - Theo Witsell
Sporobolus michauxianus - Theo Witsell
Sporobolus michauxianus - Theo Witsell
Sporobolus michauxianus - Theo Witsell