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Genus: Sporobolus R. Br.

Family: Poaceae subfamily Chloridoideae tribe Zoysieae
Altfamily: Gramineae
Common name: dropseed
Genus number: 11433
Last updated: 21-Jan-2015
  • proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) against the heterotypic synonyms (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.4) Spartina Schreb., nom. rej. prop., Crypsis Aiton, nom. rej. prop., Ponceletia Thouars, nom. rej. prop., and Heleochloa Host ex Roem., nom. rej. prop.
  • review history of nomenclature proposal concerning this name from the Smithsonian Institution's database

List of Species Records in GRIN.

References for genus:

  • Peterson, P. M. et al. 2014. (2332) Proposal to conserve the name Sporobolus against Spartina, Crypsis, Ponceletia, and Heleochloa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Sporobolinae). Taxon 63:1173–1174.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Sporobolus:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera



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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (13 October 2015)

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