Tripsacum

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Tripsacum
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Tripsacum grass
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Supertribe: Andropogonodae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Tripsacinae
Genus: Tripsacum
L.
Type species
Tripsacum dactyloides
(L.) L. [1]
Synonyms [2]
  • DigitariaAdans. 1763, illegitimate homonym not Heist. ex Fabr. 1759
  • DactylodesZanoni-Monti ex Kuntze

Tripsacum is a genus of plants in the grass family native to the Western Hemisphere. [3] Gamagrass is a common name for plants in this genus. [4]

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Species

[2] [5] [6]

formerly included

[2] see Anthephora Apluda Chionachne Coelorachis Elionurus Hackelochloa Hemarthria Ischaemum Lasiurus Manisuris Microstegium Pogonatherum

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References

  1. Tropicos, Tripsacum L.
  2. 1 2 3 Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. Linnaeus, Carl von. 1759. Systema Naturae, Editio Decima 2: 1379 in Latin
  4. "Tripsacum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA . Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  5. Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2002 onwards). World Grass Species: Descriptions, Identification, and Information Retrieval. http://www.kew.org/data/grasses-db.html. (accessed 22 February 2010; 16:22 GMT)
  6. The Plant List search for Tripsacum
  7. Biota of North America 2013 county distribution map, Tripsacum dactyloides
  8. Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map, Tripsacum lanceolatum