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Contains 11 accepted taxa overall.

Common Name:DROPSEED
Genus Notes:Sporobolus has recently been circumscribed to include Calamovilfa and Spartina (Peterson et al. 2014).
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus


Sub Class
Genus Sporobolus


Citation SPOROBOLUS R. Brown, Prodr. 169. 1810.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Sporobolus indicus (Linnaeus) R. Brown (Agrostis indica Linnaeus) Lectotypified by Nash, in Britton & A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2. 1: 194. 1913.

** Not applicable or data not available.


Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Sporobolus compositus var. clandestinus HIDDEN DROPSEED; ROUGH DROPSEED
Sporobolus curtissii CURTISS' DROPSEED
Sporobolus domingensis CORAL DROPSEED
Sporobolus floridanus FLORIDA DROPSEED
Sporobolus indicus SMUTGRASS
Sporobolus jacquemontii WEST INDIAN DROPSEED
Sporobolus junceus PINEYWOODS DROPSEED
Sporobolus pyramidatus WHORLED DROPSEED
Sporobolus tenuissimus TROPICAL DROPSEED
Sporobolus vaginiflorus POVERTY DROPSEED
Sporobolus virginicus SEASHORE DROPSEED

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Agrosticula Agrosticula Raddi, Agrostogr. Bras. 33. 1823. TYPE: Agrosticula muralis Raddi
Bauchea Bauchea E. Fournier ex Bentham, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 19: 88. 1881. TYPE: Bauchea karwinskii Fournier ex Hemsley
Bennetia Bennetia Rafinesque, Bull. Bot. (Geneva) 1: 220. 1830, non S. Gray 1821. TYPE: Agrostis juncea Michaux 1803, non Lamarck 1783.
Cryptostachys Cryptostachys Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 181. 1854. TYPE: Cryptostachys vaginata Steudel
Diachyrium Diachyrium Grisebach, Abh. Ges. Wiss. Goettingen 19: 257. 1874. TYPE: Diachyrium arundinaceum Grisebach
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