Eragrostis tenella

Species:Eragrostis tenella (L.)P.Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.
Plant Notes:Because of problems with the application of the name E. amabilis, it has been proposed for rejection, in which case E. tenella would become the preferred name for this species (Peterson et al. 2018).
Status:Not Native, FAC (DEP), FAC (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Eragrostis
Species Eragrostis tenella (L.)P.Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. - FEATHER LOVEGRASS


Citation ERAGROSTIS TENELLA (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois ex Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 2: 576. 1817.
Basionym: Poa tenella Linnaeus 1753.
Type: INDIA: Without data (lectotype: LINN 87.33). Lectotypified by Mitra & Jain, in Manilal, Bot. Hist. Hort. Malab. 151. 1980.

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Alachua FLAS  
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Calhoun FSU  
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Clay FSU  
Collier FTG  
Columbia FLAS  
DeSoto FLAS  
Duval FLAS  
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Gadsden USF  
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Indian River USF  
Jackson USF  
Lake USF  
Lee USF  
Leon FLAS  
Liberty FSU  
Manatee FLAS  
Martin USF  
Miami-Dade USF  
Monroe Keys USF  
Okaloosa USF  
Orange FLAS  
Palm Beach FLAS  
Pasco USF  
Pinellas USF  
Polk USF  
Putnam USF  
Santa Rosa UWFP  
Volusia USF  
Wakulla USF  
Walton FLAS  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Eragrostis amabilis var. plumosa Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Hooker & Arnott, var. plumosa (Retzius) E. Camus & A. Camus, in Lecomte, Fl. Gen. Indo-Chine 7: 557. 1933.BASIONYM: Poa plumosa Retzius 1786. 
Eragrostis plumosa Eragrostis plumosa (Retzius) Link, Hort. Berol. 1: 192. 1827.BASIONYM: Poa plumosa Retzius 1786. 
Eragrostis tenella var. plumosa Eragrostis tenella (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois ex Roemer & Schultes, var. plumosa (Retzius) Stapf, in Hooker f., Fl. Brit. India 7: 315. 1896.BASIONYM: Poa plumosa Retzius 1786. 
Poa plumosa Poa plumosa Retzius, Observ. Bot. 4: 20. 1786. TYPE: INDIA: Without data, Koenig s.n. (holotype: LD).
Poa tenella Poa tenella Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 69. 1753. TYPE: INDIA: Without data (lectotype: LINN 87.33). Lectotypified by Mitra & Jain, in Manilal, Bot. Hist. Hort. Malab. 151. 1980.
Eragrostis amabilis var. duriuscula Eragrostis amabilis (Linnaeus) Wight & Arnott ex Hooker & Arnott, var. duriuscula K. Schumann, in Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas C: 115. 1895. TYPE: TANZANIA:
Eragrostis ciliaris var. patens Eragrostis ciliaris (Linnaeus) R. Brown, var. patens Chapman ex Beal, Grass. N. Amer. 2: 479. 1896. TYPE: GEORGIA: Wayne Co.: Doctortown and Jesup, Sep-Oct 1880, Curtiss 3493 (holotype: NY; isotypes: NY, US 3 shts).
Eragrostis lepida Eragrostis lepida (A. Richard) Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 269. 1854.BASIONYM: Poa lepida A. Richard 1851. 
Poa lepida Poa lepida A. Richard, Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 424. 1850. TYPE: ETHIOPIA: Tigre, Ailet, s.d., Schimper 1040 (holotype: ?; isotype: K).


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Wakulla Co. 17 Nov 1991 C. vanHoek 239
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 13 Oct 1978 C. H. Dodson 4886
USA Florida Volusia Co. 13 Jan 2006 J. M. Kunzer 1274
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 29 Sep 2003 K. Alvarez OS0119
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 20 Dec 1966 O. K. Lakela 30429
USA Florida Indian River Co. 27 Jun 2001 C. Slaughter 12604
USA Florida Martin Co. 27 Jun 1962 J. D. Ray, Jr. 11091
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 19 Sep 1980 B. F. Hansen 8079
USA Florida Brevard Co. 22 Aug 1974 A.G. Shuey s.n.
USA Florida Franklin Co. 06 Oct 1955 R. K. Godfrey 54136
USA Florida Okaloosa Co. 24 Nov 1980 G. Wilhelm 8017
USA Florida Escambia Co. 17 May 1983 G. Wilhelm 11419
USA Florida Citrus Co. 09 Nov 1985 C. vanHoek s.n.
USA Florida Volusia Co. 25 Nov 2004 J. M. Kunzer 786
USA Florida Polk Co. Dec 26-31, 1927 O. E. Jennings s.n.
USA Florida Lee Co. 03 Nov 1979 A. King 181
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 04 Nov 1999 J. Myers 558
USA Florida Lake Co. 06 Jul 1985 R. F. Daubenmire s.n.
USA Florida Lee Co. 04 Oct 1977 W. C. Brumbach 9286
USA Florida Lee Co. 29 Aug 2007 J. M. Kunzer 2181
USA Florida Broward Co. 14 Sep 2005 P. L. Howell 877
USA Florida Hernando Co. 03 Sep 1959 J. D. Ray, Jr. 9451
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 01 Nov 2007 E. Gandy AK0089
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 23 Nov 1965 F. C. Craighead s.n.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 03 Dec 1994 S. Cole LR1088
USA Florida Gadsden Co. 12 Aug 1999 W. K. Taylor s.n.
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 30 Aug 2007 E. Gandy DP0012
USA Florida Hernando Co. 04 Oct 2009 C. vanHoek WW0110
USA Florida Glades Co. 09 Sep 2012 A. R. Franck 3134
USA Florida Pasco Co. 05 Oct 2013 C. vanHoek 2825
USA Florida Monroe Co. 29 Nov 2001 K. A. Bradley 2132
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 19 Oct 2012 C. vanHoek HR0687
USA Florida Hardee Co. 04 Oct 2014 P. J. Simoes 34
USA South Carolina Jasper Co. 24 Sep 1969 S. W. Leonard 2763
USA South Carolina Lexington Co. 08 Nov 1980 O. LaBorde s.n.
USA Florida Broward Co. 11 Mar 2016 E. A. Revuelta 36
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 05 May 2009 S. Dickman 118
USA Florida Putnam Co. 12 Sep 2016 E. A. Revuelta 97
Nicaragua Nueva Segovia Dept. 03 Nov 1973 F. C. Seymour 6385
Panama Canal Zone Prov. 15 Sep 1911 A. S. Hitchcock 1059
Mexico Colima 21 Sep 1910 A. S. Hitchcock 1063
Panama Canal Zone Prov. 15 Sep 1911 A. S. Hitchcock 1059
USA Florida Jackson Co. 16 Jul 2017 R. Mears s.n.
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