Brachyelytrum aristosum

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusBrachyelytrum
Species:Brachyelytrum aristosum (Michx.) Trel.
Common NameNorthern Shorthusk
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; 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; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[S2] (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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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
Brachyelytrum aristatum Brachyelytrum aristatum
Muhlenbergia aristata Muhlenbergia aristata Pers.

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: Carter (TN), Johnson (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2010 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU032037 Johnson Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristatum
ETSU033660 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU032255 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU002885 Unicoi Tennessee 19 Jun 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU033662 Carter Tennessee 27 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU032256 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU009171 Unicoi Tennessee 10 Oct 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU032257 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU032254 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU032252 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
ETSU032253 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Brachyelytrum aristosum
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