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Taxon: Panicum amarum Elliott

Genus: Panicum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 70475
Place of publication: Sketch bot. S. Carolina 1:121. 1816
Name verified on: 01-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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Common names:

  • bitter beach grass   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • bitter panic grass   (Source: Grass VarUSA [as P. amarum var. amarulum]) – English
  • bitter panic grass   (Source: Grass VarUSA ) – English   [Panicum amarum var. amarulum]
  • coastal panic grass   (Source: Grass VarUSA ) – English
  • coastal panic grass   (Source: Grass VarUSA ) – English   [Panicum amarum var. amarum]
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide Grass VarUSA)
  • Gene sources: potential gene source for switch grass   (fide Biochem Syst Ecol 39:692. 2011)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, New Jersey, New York [s.e.], Pennsylvania [s.e.]
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama [s.], Delaware, Florida, Georgia [s.e.], Louisiana [s.], Maryland [e.], Mississippi [s.], North Carolina [e.], South Carolina, Virginia [e.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Honduras [e.]

      Cultivated:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). [as Panicum amarum var. amarulum].
  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed.
  • Clewell, A. F. 1985. Guide to the vascular plants of the Florida panhandle.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gould, F. W. 1975. The grasses of Texas.
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Huang, L.-K. et al. 2011. Genetic diversity of switchgrass and its relative species in Panicum genus using molecular markers. Biochem. Syst. & Ecol. 39:685–693.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Palmer, P. G. 1975. A biosystematic study of the Panicum amarum - P. amarulum complex (Gramineae). Brittonia 27:142–150.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Wherry, E. T. et al. 1979. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1982. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:311.
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Synonyms:


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Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?70475 (01 October 2014)

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