Triplasis purpurea

Species:Triplasis purpurea (Walter)Chapm.
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Sub Class
Genus Triplasis
Species Triplasis purpurea (Walter)Chapm. - PURPLE SANDGRASS


Citation TRIPLASIS PURPUREA (Walter) Chapman, Fl. South. U.S. 560. 1860.
Basionym: Aira purpurea Walter 1788.
Type: SOUTH CAROLINA: Georgetown Co.: South Island, 1 Aug 1939, Godfrey & Tryon 1570 (neotype: GH; isoneotypes: BH, CA, CAS, DUKE, F, MO, PH, US). Neotypified by D. B. Ward, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1: 1093. 2007.

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Dixie USF  
Duval USF  
Escambia FLAS  
Franklin FLAS  
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Holmes FLAS  
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Marion FLAS  
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Okaloosa FLAS  
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St. Johns FLAS  
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Sumter USF  
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Taylor FSU  
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Wakulla FLAS  
Walton USF  
Washington FSU  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Aira purpurea Aira purpurea Walter, Fl. Carol. 78. 1788. TYPE: SOUTH CAROLINA: Georgetown Co.: South Island, 1 Aug 1939, Godfrey & Tryon 1570 (neotype: GH; isoneotypes: BH, CA, CAS, DUKE, F, MO, PH, US). Neotypified by D. B. Ward, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 1: 1093. 2007.
Diplocea barbata Diplocea barbata Rafinesque, Amer. J. Sci. Arts 1: 253. 1818, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Aira purpurea Walter 1788. 
Festuca purpurea Festuca purpurea (Walter) F. Mueller, Select Pl., ed. 2. 88. 1876.BASIONYM: Aira purpurea Walter 1788. 
Sieglingia purpurea Sieglingia purpurea (Walter) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 789. 1891.BASIONYM: Aira purpurea Walter 1788. 
Tricuspis purpurea Tricuspis purpurea (Walter) A. Gray, Manual 589. 1848.BASIONYM: Aira purpurea Walter 1788. 
Triodia purpurea Triodia purpurea (Walter) Smyth, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 25: 95. 1913.BASIONYM: Aira purpurea Walter 1788. 
Triplasis floridana Triplasis floridana Gandoger, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 303. 1920. TYPE: FLORIDA/MISSISSIPPI:
Triplasis glabra Triplasis glabra Gandoger, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 303. 1920. TYPE: FLORIDA/RHODE ISLAND:
Triplasis intermedia Triplasis intermedia Nash, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 564. 1898. TYPE: FLORIDA: Hillsborough Co.: Tampa, 20 Aug 1895, Nash 2426 (holotype: NY; isotypes: NY, US).
Triplasis sparsiflora Triplasis sparsiflora Chapman, Bot. Gaz. 3: 19. 1878. TYPE: FLORIDA: Lee Co.: Punta Rassa, s.d., Chapman s.n. (holotype: ?; isotype: US).
Uralepis purpurea Uralepis purpurea (Walter) Nuttall, Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 62. 1818.BASIONYM: Aira purpurea Walter 1788. 
Festuca brevifolia Festuca brevifolia Muhlenberg, Descr. Gram. 167. 1817.  
Glyceria brevifolia Glyceria brevifolia (Muhlenberg) Schultes, Mant. 2: 387. 1824.BASIONYM: Festuca brevifolia Muhlenberg 1817. 
Merisachne drummondii Merisachne drummondii Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 117. 1854. TYPE: TEXAS:
Panicularia brevifolia Panicularia brevifolia (Muhlenberg) Porter, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 20: 205. 1893.BASIONYM: Festuca brevifolia Muhlenberg 1817. 
Uralepis aristulata Uralepis aristulata Nuttall, Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 63. 1818. TYPE: DELAWARE:


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USA Florida Brevard Co. 01 Oct 2012 P. A. Schmalzer 12-20
USA Florida Calhoun Co. 10 Oct 2015 T. MacClendon 1428
USA Florida Highlands Co. 09 Oct 1988 A. Herndon 2260
USA Florida Duval Co. 26 Sep 2017 E. A. Revuelta 124
USA Florida Broward Co. 09 Oct 2015 E. A. Revuelta s.n.
USA Florida Broward Co. 05 Oct 2015 E. A. Revuelta s.n.
USA Florida Seminole Co. 28 Sep 2011 W. D. Longbottom 16357
USA Florida Pasco Co. 03 Sep 2009 E. Gandy AK0095
USA Florida Manatee Co. 05 Dec 2007 E. Gandy LM0094
USA Florida Polk Co. 15 Jun 2017 C. Beavers s.n.
USA Florida Lee Co. 12 Oct 1976 W. C. Brumbach 9062
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 03 Sep 2001 C. vanHoek CI0188
USA Florida Osceola Co. 25 Jun 1977 R. P. Wunderlin 5782
USA Florida Sumter Co. 28 Jun 1984 R. P. Wunderlin 9650
USA Florida Volusia Co. 05 Oct 2006 J. M. Kunzer 1926
USA Florida Hernando Co. 06 Sep 2009 C. vanHoek WW0096
USA Alabama Baldwin Co. 03 Jul 1981 G. Wilhelm 9574
USA Georgia McIntosh Co. 13 Aug 1956 W. H. Duncan 20463
USA North Carolina Dare Co. 01 Oct 1966 A. E. Radford 45308
USA South Carolina Calhoun Co. 27 Sep 1957 H. E. Ahles 35198
USA Florida St. Lucie Co. 26 Sep 1985 R. P. Wunderlin 10187
USA Florida Brevard Co. 20 Aug 1954 R. E. Perdue 1808
USA Florida Hernando Co. 31 Aug 1962 O. K. Lakela 25306
USA Florida Lee Co. 20 Jul 1954 G. R. Cooley 2300
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 06 Sep 1980 D. W. Crewz 2087
USA Florida Hernando Co. 27 Jul 1961 O. K. Lakela 24498
USA Florida Lee Co. 04 May 1976 W. C. Brumbach 8979
USA Florida Highlands Co. 27 Jul 1964 L. J. Brass 33249
USA Florida Walton Co. 25 Jun 1981 G. Wilhelm 9257
USA Florida Union Co. 23 Sep 1985 J. Breman s.n.
USA Florida Citrus Co. 28 Jun 1994 C. vanHoek 394
USA Florida Volusia Co. 04 Oct 1981 D. S. Correll 52729
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 19 Sep 2007 S. Dickman s.n.
USA Florida Martin Co. 25 Aug 1988 K. A. Bradley 1212
USA Florida Hernando Co. 18 Sep 1981 D. S. Correll 52487
USA Florida Suwannee Co. 27 Sep 1992 B. J. Herring 962
USA Florida Brevard Co. 06 Jun 1964 O. K. Lakela 27179
USA Florida Dixie Co. 12 Oct 1957 R. K. Godfrey 56166
USA Florida Collier Co. 09 Sep 1967 O. K. Lakela 31097
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 18 Aug 1980 G. Fleming 3383
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 10 Sep 1963 O. K. Lakela 26294
USA Florida Gadsden Co. 01 Oct 2011 W. D. Longbottom 16539
USA Florida Volusia Co. 28 Sep 2011 W. D. Longbottom 16339
USA Georgia Chatham Co. 03 Oct 1959 G. R. Swank 482
USA Louisiana Ouachita Par. 12 Oct 1998 R. D. Thomas 158320
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