Common names - Paspalum distichum

Tue Apr 4 07:24:22 CDT 1995

Our experimental taxon database (TAES checklist) for Texas at:

produces the following: (source extract from a 'paspalum' query:

<p><dd> POACEAE -- Paspalum distichum <p>
<dd> Vascular Plant Division: Magnoliophyta
<dd> Liliopsida (monocots), Subclass Commelinidae (Cyperales)
<dd> Full Genus Name:  PASPALUM L. (Paspalum)
<dd> Full Species name: P. distichum L.
<dd> Other names in use/comment:  P. paspalodes (Michx.) Scribn.; proposal to reject P. distichum in favor of P. p
<dd> Local Name:  Knotgrass, jointgrass, Ft. Thompsongrass
<dd> Paspalum distichum is a warm season, perennial plant that is native to the Texas flora.
<dd> DISTRIBUTION OF Paspalum distichum IN TEXAS:
<dd> Paspalum distichum is found nearly throughout the state, except the Gulf Prairies and Marsh Region (2) of southeastern Texas.

These data, which include all Texas vascular plant taxa, can be
queried by 'local name', although we have no 'wildcard' query option
at this time and the base data file needs some work.

Hugh D. Wilson
Texas A&M University - Biology
h-wilson at (409-845-3354)

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