Schizachyrium gracile

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Schizachyrium gracile


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: Andropogoninae
Genus: Schizachyrium
Species: Schizachyrium gracile


Schizachyrium gracile (Spreng.) Nash in J.K.Small, Fl. S.E. U.S.: 60 (1903).


  • Basionym
    • Andropogon gracilis Spreng., Syst. Veg., 1: 284 (1824).
  • Homotypic
    • Sorghum gracile (Spreng.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 791 (1891).
    • Schizachyrium scoparium subvar. gracile (Spreng.) Roberty, Boissiera 9: 229 (1960).
  • Heterotypic
    • Andropogon juncifolius Desv. in W.Hamilton, Prodr. Pl. Ind. Occid.: 9 (1825).
    • Andropogon gracilis var. firmior Hitchc., Misc. Publ. U.S.D.A. 243: 389 (1936).
    • Andropogon sericatus Swallen, J. Washington Acad. Sci. 31: 355 (1941).
    • Schizachyrium sericatum (Swallen) Gould, Brittonia 19: 73 (1967).
    • Schizachyrium gracile var. firmius (Hitchc.) J.Jiménez Alm., Anuario Acad. Ci. Republ. Dominic., Bot. 1(1): 111 (1975).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Turks-Caicos Is.
    • Regional: Central America
      • Guatemala, Haiti
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Florida
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Southeast

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.


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