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Contains 19 accepted taxa overall.

Genus: Andropogon L.
Common Name:BLUESTEM
Genus Notes:Plastome data place species of Andropogon sect. Leptopogon in a clade rather distant from Andropogon s.str. (McAllister et al. 2018), and thus nearly all species (except A. gerardii) occurring in Florida have been moved to the genus Anatherum (Vorontsova et al. 2023).
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus


Sub Class
Genus Andropogon


Citation ANDROPOGON Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1045. 1753, nom. cons.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Andropogon distachyos Linnaeus, typ. cons.

** Not applicable or data not available.


Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Andropogon arctatus PINEWOODS BLUESTEM
Andropogon bicornis BARBAS DE INDIO
Andropogon brachystachyus SHORTSPIKE BLUESTEM
Andropogon cumulicola  
Andropogon floridanus FLORIDA BLUESTEM
Andropogon gerardi BIG BLUESTEM
Andropogon glomeratus var. glaucopsis PURPLE BLUESTEM
Andropogon glomeratus var. glomeratus BUSHY BLUESTEM
Andropogon glomeratus var. hirsutior BUSHY BLUESTEM
Andropogon glomeratus var. pumilus BUSHY BLUESTEM
Andropogon gyrans ELLIOTT'S BLUESTEM
Andropogon liebmannii var. pungensis  
Andropogon longiberbis HAIRY BLUESTEM
Andropogon perangustatus ELLIOTT'S BLUESTEM
Andropogon ternarius SPLITBEARD BLUESTEM
Andropogon tracyi TRACY'S BLUESTEM
Andropogon virginicus var. decipiens BROOMSEDGE BLUESTEM
Andropogon virginicus var. glaucus CHALKY BLUESTEM
Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus BROOMSEDGE BLUESTEM

Identification Key

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Anatherum Anatherum Palisot de Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 128, 150, pl. 22(10-11). 1812. TYPE: Anatherum bicorne (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois (Andropogon bicorne Linnaeus) Lectotypified by Niles & Chase, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 24: 203. 1925.
Arthrolophis Arthrolophis Chiovenda, Boll. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1917: 57. 1917. TYPE: Non designatus.
Arthrostachys Arthrostachys Desvaux, Mém. Soc. Agric. Angers 1: 178, t. 9(2). 1831; Opusc. Sci. Phys. Nat. 74, t. 6(2). 1831-1833. TYPE: Arthrostachys gracilis Desvaux
Diectomis Diectomis Kunth, Mém. Must. Hist. Nat. 2: 69. 1815, nom. cons. vs. Diectomis Palisot de Beauvois 1812. TYPE: Diectomis fastigiata (Swartz) Palisot de Beauvois, typ. cons. (Andropogon fastigiatus Swartz)
Dimeiostemon Dimeiostemon Rafinesque, Neogenyton 4. 1825. TYPE: Andropogon vaginatus Elliott Lectotypified by Hitchcock, U.S.D.A. Bull. (1915-1923) 772: 260. 1920.
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