Taxonomy of Dichanthelium hirstii (Poaceae), a very rare and disjunct witch-grass of the eastern U.S.

  • Richard J. LeBlond UNC Herbarium (NCU), North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Robert F. C. Naczi New York Botanical Garden (NY)
  • Alan S. Weakley UNC Herbarium (NCU), North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kathleen S. Walz Natural Heritage Program, Office of Natural Lands Management, State Forestry Service, Div. of Parks & Forestry, New Jersey Dept. of Environ. Protection
  • Robert W. Freckmann Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP)
  • William McAvoy Species Conservation and Research Program, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife

Abstract

After a careful range-wide study of specimens and a review of the taxonomic literature, we have determined that Dichanthelium hirstii (Swallen) Kartesz is taxonomically valid at the rank of species, and is a distinctive member of this complex genus. It is also one of the rarest plants in eastern North America.

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Published
2017-11-29
How to Cite
LeBlond, R. J., Naczi, R. F. C., Weakley, A. S., Walz, K. S., Freckmann, R. W., & McAvoy, W. (2017). Taxonomy of Dichanthelium hirstii (Poaceae), a very rare and disjunct witch-grass of the eastern U.S. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 11(2), 413-417. Retrieved from https://journals.brit.org/jbrit/article/view/1079

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