Sorghastrum secundum

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Sorghastrum secundum


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: Apludinae
Genus: Sorghastrum
Species: Sorghastrum secundum



Sorghastrum secundum (Elliott) Nash in J.K.Small, Fl. S.E. U.S.: 67 (1903)


  • Basionym
    • Andropogon secundus Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1: 580 (1821)
  • Homotypic
    • Sorghum secundum (Elliott) Chapm., Fl. South. U.S.: 583 (1860)
    • Chrysopogon secundus (Elliott) Benth. ex Vasey, Grass. U.S.: 20 (1883)
    • Andropogon unilateralis Hack. in Candolle & Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 6: 533 (1889), nom. superfl.
    • Sorghum nutans subvar. secundum (Elliott) Roberty, Boissiera 9: 311 (1960)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southeastern USA
      • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Arkansas, Kansas
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Bahamas

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • 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

English: Lopsided Indiangrass
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