Paspalum dilatatum ssp. dilatatum

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species: Paspalum dilatatum
Infraspecies:Paspalum dilatatum ICTV ssp. dilatatum
Common NameDallis Grass; Bull Paspalum
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; Region of Origin: South America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; 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 N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNRTNR (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Digitaria dilatata Digitaria dilatata (Poir.) H.J. Coste
Panicum platense Panicum platense (Spreng.) Kuntze
Paspalum dilatatum f. paucispica Paspalum dilatatum f. paucispica Hack.
Paspalum dilatatum var. decumbens Paspalum dilatatum var. decumbens Vasey
Paspalum dilatatum var. sacchariferum Paspalum dilatatum var. sacchariferum Arechav.
Paspalum ovatum Paspalum ovatum Nees
Paspalum ovatum var. grandiflorum Paspalum ovatum var. grandiflorum Nees
Paspalum ovatum var. ovatum Paspalum ovatum var. ovatum Nees ex Trin.
Paspalum pedunculare Paspalum pedunculare J. Presl
Paspalum platense Paspalum platense Spreng.
Paspalum selloi Paspalum selloi Spreng. ex Nees

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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