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Taxon: Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Lag. ex Griffiths

Genus: Bouteloua
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae.
Nomen number: 7527
Place of publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 14:375. 1912, nom. cons. (Steudel, Nomencl. bot. ed. 2, 1:219. 1840, pro syn.)
Comments:Name verified on: 27-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 38 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.


Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Environmental: potential as lawn/turf   (fide Diversity 16:11-14. 2000; Diversity 16:40-41. 2000)
  • Animal food: forage   (grazing fide Intermt F)
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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)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Federal District, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 2002. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 53. Taxon 51:797. [conservation proposal recommended].
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora. [accepts; lists as Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Lag. ex Steud.].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. [= B. oligostachya (Nutt.) Torr. ex A. Gray].
  • 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.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Gandhi, K. N. et al. 2001. (1479) Proposal to conserve the name Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Griffiths against B. gracilis Vasey (Poaceae). Taxon 50:573–575.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. [accepts; lists as Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Lag.].
  • Gould, F. W. 1975. The grasses of Texas. [accepts; lists as Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Lag. ex Steud.].
  • Gould, F. W. 1979. The genus Bouteloua (Poaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 66:392. [accepts; lists as Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Griffiths].
  • Herrera-Arrieta, Y. et al. 2004. Revisión de Bouteloua Lag. (Poaceae).
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. [accepts].
  • Johnson, P. G. 2000. An overview of North American native grasses adapted to meet the demand for low-maintenance turf. Diversity 16:40–41.
  • Kartesz, J. T. & K. N. Gandhi. 1990. Nomenclatural notes for the North American flora. IV. Phytologia 69:302. [accepts].
  • Kenna, M. P. 2000. The United States Golf Association: a leader in the science of turf for 80 years. Diversity 16:11–14.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. [accepts].
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana. [accepts; lists as Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Lag. ex Steud.].
  • Mejía-Saulés, M. T. & P. Dávila A. 1992. Gramíneas Útiles de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 16. [accepts; lists as Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Lag.].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. [accepts].
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora. [accepts; lists as Bouteloua gracilis (Kunth) Lag. ex Steud.].
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47. [= a synonym of B. aristidoides].
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Images:

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  • Google Images 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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