Cenchrus longispinus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusCenchrus
SpeciesCenchrus longispinus (Hack.) Fernald
Common Namemat sandbur
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; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 1.3
C value 1
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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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
Cenchrus carolinianus Cenchrus carolinianus Walt.
Cenchrus echinatus f. longispina Cenchrus echinatus f. longispina Hack.
Cenchrus pauciflorus var. longispinus Cenchrus pauciflorus var. longispinus (Hack.) Jansen & Wacht.
Nastus carolinianus Nastus carolinianus (Walter) Lunell

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), Estill (KY), Greenup (KY), Jefferson (KY), McCracken (KY), Hamblen (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Tipton (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 1994

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Ballard Kentucky 01 Aug 1994 Randy L. Mears
EKY
Cenchrus longispinus
N/A Tennessee 08 Sep 1983 Henry R. DeSelm
375
EKY
Cenchrus longispinus
N/A Ballard Kentucky 03 Sep 1978 Raymond Athey
EKY
Cenchrus longispinus
TENN-V-0024597 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cenchrus longispinus
TENN-V-0024599 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Cenchrus longispinus
TENN-V-0024600 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Cenchrus longispinus
TENN-V-0024595 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Cenchrus longispinus
UCHT002325 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0097054 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0097060 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0097063 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0087656 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0087457 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0034355 Stewart Tennessee 28 Aug 1988 Edward Chester
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0097059 Knox Tennessee
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0063227 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
N/A Tennessee 08 Sep 1983 Henry R. DeSelm
375
EKY
Cenchrus longispinus
SWMT00780 Tennessee 25 May 1939 A.F.W.
SWMT
Cenchrus carolinianus
N/A Estill Kentucky 25 Aug 1994 Gary W. Libby
454
EKY
Cenchrus longispinus
N/A McCracken Kentucky 15 Aug 1976 Raymond Athey
3566
EKY
Cenchrus longispinus
BEREA005596 Campbell Kentucky
BEREA
Cenchrus longispinus
31973000021252 Estill Kentucky 25 Aug 1994 Libby, Gary
454
KNK
Cenchrus longispinus
TENN-V-0024598 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cenchrus longispinus
TENN-V-0024596 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Cenchrus longispinus
UCHT002323 Knox Tennessee
UCHT
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0097065 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0063226 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0097053 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0097064 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
APSC0097055 Greenup Kentucky
APSC
Cenchrus longispinus
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Cenchrus longispinus - Sunny Fleming
Cenchrus longispinus - Sunny Fleming
Cenchrus longispinus - Sunny Fleming
Cenchrus longispinus - Sunny Fleming
Cenchrus longispinus - Theo Witsell
Cenchrus longispinus - Theo Witsell
Cenchrus longispinus - Theo Witsell
Cenchrus longispinus - Theo Witsell
Cenchrus longispinus - Theo Witsell
Cenchrus longispinus - Theo Witsell