ornamental grass-- long shot

Dr. Gerald Stinger Guala stinger at FAIRCHILDGARDEN.ORG
Thu Nov 1 11:10:57 CST 2001

It sounds as though it might be Fakahatchee Grass - Tripsacum dactyloides
or Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass - Tripsacum floridanum

The silliness of common names aside (there are a lot of common names for
these species and neither is really very common in the Fakahatchee strand)
neither is a "plume" grass either, the inflorescence has just a few spikes.
They are both very common in the nursery trade in Florida though and I have
even seen them in the Cayman Islands under those common names in a nursery.


Gerald "Stinger" Guala, Ph.D.
Keeper of the Herbarium
Fairchild Tropical Garden Research Center
11935 Old Cutler Rd.
Coral Gables, FL 33156-4299


-----Original Message-----
From: Taxacom Discussion List [mailto:TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG]On Behalf Of
John Nelson
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 10:30 PM
Subject: ornamental grass-- long shot

TH 1 Nov 1018h


        We have been asked to identify an ornamental grass which apparently
a trade name (cultivar name?) something like

        "Fhakahatchoe" or "--hatchee"

        I have not seen the grass, but am told that it is some sort of a
grass, very attractive.

        Anybody have a clue?

        Thanks JOHN
John B. Nelson
A. C. Moore Herbarium
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208

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