Erianthus alopecuroides

The name of this species does not match your search because Erianthus alopecuroides is indicated as the accepted name for Saccharum alopecuroides.
Family:POACEAE
Species:Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Elliott
Common Name:Silver Plume Grass
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Silver Plume Grass is a native herbaceous perennial in the Grass family (Poaceae). It can be found throughout Alabama. Silver Plume Grass occurs in pine woodlands, in mixed pine/hardwood forest openings, along woodland edges, and along utility corridors. It usually occurs on xeric to mesic sites, unlike many other members of the genus that occur in wet areas. It is a perennial with a hardened base and short scaly rhizomes. Stems are 3-9 feet in height and unbranched. The stems are hollow and green or purplish in color. The stems are usually glabrous except just below the inflorescence. The leaves are basal and cauline. The stem leaves are alternate, linear in outline, scaberulous (slightly rough to the touch), with entire margins. The leaf sheath is glabrous. The ligule is ciliate. Flowers are produced in a terminal panicle. The peduncle is pubescent with appressed hairs. Spikelets occur in pairs. The spikelets have a long awn that is flattened at the base and spirally twisted. The spikelets are pubescent and the callus hairs (beard) exceed the length of the spikelet. The callus hairs are white or tawny in color. The fruit is a grain. Silver Plume Grass is sometimes available from native plant nurseries. It prefers a well-draining soil in full sun. Plants may require staking. Silver Plume Grass can be used as a screen or backdrop for other plantings, or as a specimen plant. The fruit provide interest from fall into winter. Plants should be cut back to ground level in late winter.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyPOACEAE - Grass family
Genus Erianthus
Species Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Elliott - Silver Plume Grass

Citation

Citation Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1(1): 38. 1816.
Basionym: Andropogon alopecuroides Linnaeus 1753.
Type: VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 601 (lectotype: LINN 1211.9; isolectotypes: BM, US(fragm)). Lectotypified by Hitchcock, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 125. 1908.

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Andropogon alopecuroides Andropogon alopecuroides Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1045. 1753. VIRGINIA: Without data, Clayton 601 (lectotype: LINN 1211.9; isolectotypes: BM, US(fragm)). Lectotypified by Hitchcock, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 125. 1908.
Andropogon divaricatus Andropogon divaricatus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1045. 1753. VIRGINIA: Without data (lectotype: LINN 1211.1). Lectotypified by Hitchcock, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 125. 1908.
Erianthus divaricatus Erianthus divaricatus (Linnaeus) Hitchcock, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 125. 1908.Andropogon divaricatus Linnaeus 1753. 
Saccharum alopecuroides Saccharum alopecuroides (L.) Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 60. 1818.Andropogon alopecuroides Linnaeus 1753. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Bibb, Butler, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, DeKalb, Escambia, Etowah, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1874 - 2006

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000034232 Butler 17 Nov 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22705
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UNA00004071 Cullman _ Sep 1884 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Ell.
JSU101649 DeKalb 01 Sep 1982 Randall Black
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0014900 Coosa 11 Oct 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24629
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
JSU101663 Tuscaloosa 16 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7326
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000043158 Montgomery 05 Oct 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
25599
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000038978 Lowndes 27 Sep 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24588
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
JSU101661 Talladega 23 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
567
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000012626 Pike 26 Oct 2002 Richard Belcher
6
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019014 Lee 25 OCT 1959 BANKS, DONALD J.
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101656 Marshall 14 Aug 1992 D. D. Spaulding
2640
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UNA00004061 Clay 22 Sep 1874 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Ell.
JSU101647 Cleburne 07 Oct 1994 S. E. Hruska
456
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0009098 Montgomery 11 Oct 2009 Diamond, A.R.
21052
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (L.) Nutt.
TROY000030658 Lee 03 Oct 1953 H.B. Cunningham
s.n.
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
JSU101664 Tuscaloosa 16 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7326
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
JSU101651 Jackson 18 Sep 1998 K. R. Brodeur
1424
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
JSU101648 Cleburne 28 Sep 1992 J. M. Ballard
667
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0017120 Colbert 13 Sep 2014 England, J. Kevin
5175
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000012623 Monroe 24 Oct 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17144
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000045605 Autauga 13 Oct 2016 Matthew Parker
181
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019008 Coosa 10 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1362
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
TROY000034406 Conecuh 03 Nov 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22682
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019018 St. Clair 5 NOV 1979 OWSLEY, C. M.
604
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101644 Bibb 13 May 1983 R. D. Whetstone
13213
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000012620 Conecuh 04 Nov 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12822
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000024731 Escambia 28 OCT 2008 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
3596
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101650 Etowah 24 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
7604a
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000012621 Dale 09 Oct 1997 Hannelore Rundell
378
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0033111 Montgomery 05 Oct 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25599
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019006 Cleburne 11 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1540
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101645 Calhoun 30 Sep 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12607
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019019 St. Clair 5 NOV 1979 OWSLEY, C. M.
604
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101643 Bibb 13 May 1983 R. D. Whetstone
13213
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UNA00066605 Henry 14 Nov 2006 Alvin R. Diamond
17252
UNA
Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Ell.
JSU146068 Cleburne 14 Sep 1993 F. Hutchinson
1996
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000024732 Escambia 28 OCT 2008 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
3596
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101660 Talladega 23 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
567
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000012624 Pike 21 Aug 2000 James A. Hall
123
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0033256 Houston 12 Nov 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
27046
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000012618 Coffee 24 Sep 1999 Brian H. Martin
251
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0039616 Houston 20 Nov 2017 Diamond, Alvin R.
28008
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (L.) Nutt.
UNA00050470 Chilton 26 Sep 1995 Michelle Birk
494
UNA
Erianthus alopecuroides (L.) Ell.
SAMF0006026 Shelby 22 Sep 2015 Davenport, L. J.
5976
SAMF
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0038720 Fayette 19 Oct 2018 England, J. Kevin
9594
UWAL
Erianthus alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Elliott
TROY000027366 Randolph 21 Sep 1985 C. F. Nixon
1373
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
JSU101665 Tuscaloosa 16 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7326
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019009 Crenshaw 18 OCT 1998 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
11485
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101652 Jefferson 05 Oct 1984 J. P. Barber
1209
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0009097 Monroe 05 Nov 2009 Diamond, A.R.
21108
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (L.) Nutt.
TROY000012619 Conecuh 27 Oct 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
16007
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000030278 Lee 11 Sep 2015 TAYLOR, CHRIS T.
CSP-182
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
SAMF0001365 Cullman 25 Nov 1989 Green, LeAnne
96
SAMF
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0033347 Walker 15 Oct 2016 England, J. Kevin
6913
UWAL
Erianthus alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Elliott
AUA000019013 Lee 9 OCT 1971 LITTLE, JACKIE A.
086
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101659 Monroe 12 Sep 1997 R. D. Whetstone
18425
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019017 Perry 12 NOV 1993 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
8965
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
AUA000019010 Crenshaw 20 OCT 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10056
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101657 Marshall 22 Sep 1991 D. D. Spaulding
982
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000027045 Baldwin 11 DEC 2007 BARGER, T. WAYNE
PERD-282
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
TROY000046541 Mobile 19 Nov 1968 Michael G. Lelong
4987
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019016 Macon 1 NOV 1971 HUDSON, MARY
026
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
AUA000019005 Cleburne 11 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1648
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101646 Calhoun 30 Sep 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12607
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0010077 Conecuh 03 Nov 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22682
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
JSU101655 Madison 15 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6944
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0010708 Butler 17 Nov 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22705
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
JSU144414 Calhoun 25 Sep 1992 F. Hutchinson
999
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019012 Lee 14 NOV 1971 HARPER, DOUGLAS
187
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101662 Talladega 23 Aug 1992 J. M. Ballard
567
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000012625 Pike 24 Sep 1995 Jeanese Holmes
50
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
TROY000039847 Coosa 11 Oct 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24629
TROY
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000038440 Lee 24 Sep 1972 HOCKING, GEORGE M.
1079
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
SAMF0003515 Pike 27 Oct 2014 Diamond, A. R.
25637
SAMF
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0032941 Lawrence 13 Oct 2005 England, J. Kevin
6859
UWAL
Erianthus alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Elliott
AUA000019011 Dale 26 OCT 1991 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
7802
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
UWAL0032851 Winston 22 Sep 2013 England, J. Kevin
4577
UWAL
Erianthus alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Elliot
JSU101658 Monroe 12 Sep 1997 R. D. Whetstone
18425
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
AUA000019015 Lee 3 OCT 1953 CUNNINGHAM, HUGH B.
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
AUA000019007 Conecuh 2 DEC 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10124
AUA
SACCHARUM ALOPECUROIDES (L.) NUTT.
JSU101653 Jefferson 05 Oct 1984 J. P. Barber
1209
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
UWAL0015669 Lowndes 27 Sep 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24588
UWAL
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeua) Nuttall
JSU101654 Madison 22 Sep 1995 S. J. Threlkeld
36
JSU
Saccharum alopecuroides (Linnaeus) Nuttall
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