Gymnopogon brevifolius

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusGymnopogon
SpeciesGymnopogon brevifolius Trin.
Common Nameshortleaf skeletongrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 5.6
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[S1S2] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** 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
Anthopogon brevifolius Anthopogon brevifolius Nutt. ex Trin.
Anthopogon filiformis Anthopogon filiformis Nutt.
Gymnopogon racemosus var. filiformis Gymnopogon racemosus var. filiformis Chapm.
Gymnopogon racemosus var. racemosus Gymnopogon racemosus var. racemosus P. Beauv.

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: Pulaski (KY), Coffee (TN), Franklin (TN), Warren (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1986 - 1992

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100139367 Pulaski Kentucky W. Meijer
EKY
Gymnopogon brevifolius
31234100139383 Pulaski Kentucky Landon E. McKinney
EKY
Gymnopogon brevifolius
31234100139391 Pulaski Kentucky John Richard Abbott
EKY
Gymnopogon brevifolius
N/A Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Gymnopogon brevifolius
31234100139409 Coffee Tennessee 06 Oct 1992 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Gymnopogon brevifolius
BEREA006408 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gymnopogon brevifolius
BEREA006406 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gymnopogon brevifolius
BEREA006407 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gymnopogon brevifolius
BEREA006410 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gymnopogon brevifolius
BEREA006411 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gymnopogon brevifolius
BEREA006409 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030588 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030585 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030587 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030586 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
31234100734209 Pulaski Kentucky Rich Hannan
EKY
Gymnopogon brevifolius
31234100139375 Pulaski Kentucky John Richard Abbott
EKY
Gymnopogon brevifolius
BEREA006412 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030583 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030589 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030591 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
APSC0112355 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Gymnopogon brevifolius
APSC0067646 Pulaski Kentucky 22 Aug 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Gymnopogon brevifolius
APSC0112391 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Gymnopogon brevifolius
N/A Pulaski Kentucky Max E. Medley
EKY
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030590 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030629 Pulaski Kentucky
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030584 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0030592 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
TENN-V-0245272 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Gymnopogon brevifolius
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Plant Photos

Gymnopogon brevifolius - Theo Witsell
Gymnopogon brevifolius - Theo Witsell
Gymnopogon brevifolius - Theo Witsell
Gymnopogon brevifolius - Theo Witsell
Gymnopogon brevifolius - Theo Witsell
Gymnopogon brevifolius - Theo Witsell