Paspalum quadrifarium

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Paspalum quadrifarium
Paspalum quadrifarium


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Paspaleae
Subtribus: Paspalinae
Genus: Paspalum
Species: Paspalum quadrifarium


Paspalum quadrifarium Lam., 1791


  • Homotypic
    • Panicum lagascae var. quadrifarium (Lam.) Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(3): 362 (1898)
  • Heterotypic
    • Paspalum eruciferum Trin. ex Steud. in Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 2: 271 (1841), pro syn.
    • Paspalum ferrugineum Trin. in Sp. Gram. 2: t. 136 (1829)
    • Paspalum quadrifarium var. ferrugineum (Trin.) Herter in Anales Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, ser. 2, 3: 55 (1929)
    • Paspalum quadrifarium var. majus Döll in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 2(2): 90 (1877)
    • Paspalum quadrifarium var. minus Döll in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 2(2): 90 (1877)
    • Paspalum variegatum Link in Hort. Berol. 1: 50 (1827)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Paraguay, Uruguay
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil South
    • Introduced into:
      • Florida, Mississippi

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Vernacular names[edit]

English:  tussock paspalum
español: chepica blanca, paja colorada
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