Phragmites australis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusPhragmites
Species:Phragmites australis
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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
Arundo altissima Arundo altissima Benth.
Arundo graeca Arundo graeca Link
Arundo isiaca Arundo isiaca Delile
Arundo maxima Arundo maxima Forssk.
Arundo occidentalis Arundo occidentalis Sieber ex Schult.
Arundo palustris Arundo palustris Salisb.
Arundo phragmites Arundo phragmites
Arundo vulgaris Arundo vulgaris Lam.
Cynodon phragmites Cynodon phragmites (L.) Raspail
Phragmites altissimus Phragmites altissimus (Benth.) Mabille ex Debeaux
Phragmites australis subsp. maximus Phragmites australis subsp. maximus (Forssk.) Soó
Phragmites australis var. berlandieri Phragmites australis var. berlandieri (Fourn.) C.F. Reed
Phragmites berlandieri Phragmites berlandieri
Phragmites capensis Phragmites capensis Nees
Phragmites caudatus Phragmites caudatus Nees ex Meyen
Phragmites chilensis Phragmites chilensis Steud.
Phragmites communis Phragmites communis Trin.
Phragmites communis subsp. berlandieri Phragmites communis subsp. berlandieri (Fourn.) A.& D. Löve
Phragmites communis subsp. maximus Phragmites communis subsp. maximus (Forssk.) Clayton
Phragmites communis var. berlandieri Phragmites communis var. berlandieri (Fourn.) Fernald
Phragmites communis var. flavescens Phragmites communis var. flavescens Custer
Phragmites communis var. genuinus Phragmites communis var. genuinus Stuck.
Phragmites communis var. hispanicus Phragmites communis var. hispanicus (Nees) K. Richt.
Phragmites communis var. isiacus Phragmites communis var. isiacus (Delile) Engl.
Phragmites communis var. mauritianus Phragmites communis var. mauritianus (Kunth) Baker
Phragmites communis var. variegatus Phragmites communis var. variegatus Hitchc. ex L.H. Bailey
Phragmites dioicus Phragmites dioicus Hack. ex Conert
Phragmites fissifolius Phragmites fissifolius Steud.
Phragmites hispanicus Phragmites hispanicus Nees
Phragmites isiacus Phragmites isiacus (Delile) Kunth
Phragmites martinicensis Phragmites martinicensis Trin. ex Steud.
Phragmites mauritianus Phragmites mauritianus Kunth
Phragmites maximus Phragmites maximus (Forssk.) Chiov.
Phragmites maximus var. berlandieri Phragmites maximus var. berlandieri (E. Fourn.) Moldenke
Phragmites maximus var. variegatus Phragmites maximus var. variegatus (Hitchc. ex L.H. Bailey) Moldenke
Phragmites occidentalis Phragmites occidentalis Trin. ex Steud.
Phragmites phragmites Phragmites phragmites (L.) Karst.
Phragmites vulgaris subsp. maximus Phragmites vulgaris subsp. maximus (Forssk.) Chiov.
Phragmites vulgaris var. mauritianus Phragmites vulgaris var. mauritianus (Kunth) T. Durand & Schinz
Reimaria diffusa Reimaria diffusa Spreng.

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), Christian (KY), Crittenden (KY), Graves (KY), Henderson (KY), Kenton (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Pulaski (KY), Todd (KY), Anderson (TN), Carroll (TN), Henry (TN), Houston (TN), Humphreys (TN), Montgomery (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BEREA, EKY, KNK, MEM, TENN, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1972 - 2009

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA006879 Todd Kentucky
BEREA
Phragmites australis
BEREA006878 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Phragmites australis
BEREA006880 Todd Kentucky
BEREA
Phragmites australis
31234100153780 McCracken Kentucky 06 Oct 1996 Ronald L. Jones
8111a
EKY
Phragmites australis
MEM014959 Crittenden Kentucky 15 Sep 1978 Raymond Athey
4253
MEM
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026455 Humphreys Tennessee 14 Sep 2006 David H. Webb
6502
TENN
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026456 Humphreys Tennessee 10 Sep 2009 David H. Webb
7157
TENN
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026454 Houston Tennessee 31 Jul 2003 Edward W. Chester
14620
TENN
Phragmites australis
BEREA006877 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Phragmites australis
31234100153806 Graves Kentucky 15 Aug 1983 W. E. B.
EKY
Phragmites australis
31234100153798 Henderson Kentucky 09 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
6003
EKY
Phragmites australis
31973000023118 Kenton Kentucky 28 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55913
KNK
Phragmites australis
MEM005960 Muhlenberg Kentucky 25 Aug 1972 Raymond Athey
2047
MEM
Phragmites australis
MEM005961 Ballard Kentucky 04 Aug 1972 Raymond Athey
1994
MEM
Phragmites australis
MEM014987 Christian Kentucky 20 Aug 1978 Raymond Athey
4217
MEM
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026450 Carroll Tennessee 25 Jul 2003 Edward W. Chester
14605
TENN
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026451 Henry Tennessee 18 Aug 1985 David H. Webb
5146
TENN
Phragmites australis
N/A Tennessee 01 May 1984 Henry R. DeSelm
177
EKY
Phragmites australis
31973000023122 Henderson Kentucky 31 Jul 2000 Thieret, John
60987
KNK
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026453 Henry Tennessee 04 Jul 1982 David H. Webb
4605
TENN
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026449 Anderson Tennessee 28 Oct 1996 Paul C. Durr
96-
TENN
Phragmites australis
UOS08099 Van Buren Tennessee 01 Aug 2001 Chris A.Fleming
UOS
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026452 Henry Tennessee 13 Jul 2000 Edward W. Chester
13862
TENN
Phragmites australis
TENN-V-0026457 Montgomery Tennessee 28 Aug 1993 Edward W. Chester
12996
TENN
Phragmites australis
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