Cenchrus myosuroides

Species:Cenchrus myosuroides Kunth
Plant Notes:It was recently proposed that this species should be placed in the genus Cenchropsis (Wipff & Shaw 2018).
Status:Native, FACU (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Cenchrus
Species Cenchrus myosuroides Kunth - BIG SANDBUR


Citation CENCHRUS MYOSUROIDES Kunth, in Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 115. 1816.
Basionym: **
Type: CUBA: Flamingo Key, off the port of Batabano, s.d., Humboldt & Bonpland s.n. (holotype: P).

** Not applicable or data not available.


CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Collier USF  
Levy FLAS  
Monroe Keys USF  
Monroe Mainland FLAS  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cenchropsis myosuroides Cenchropsis myosuroides (Kunth) Nash, in Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 109, 1327. 1903.BASIONYM: Cenchrus myosuroides Kunth 1816. 
Pennisetum myosuroides Pennisetum myosuroides (Kunth) Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 1: 303. 1824 ("1825").BASIONYM: Cenchrus myosuroides Kunth 1816. 
Cenchrus alopecuroides Cenchrus alopecuroides J. Presl, in C. Presl, Reliq. Haenk. 1: 317. 1835, non Thunberg 1794.  
Cenchrus ekmanianus Cenchrus ekmanianus Hitchcock, U.S.D.A. Misc. Publ. 243: 361. 1936. TYPE: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Monte Cristi Prov.: Monte Chico, Los Siete Hermanos, 14 Jul 1927, Ekman 13172 (holotype: US).
Cenchrus elliottii Cenchrus elliottii Kunth, Revis. Gramin. 51. 1829.BASIONYM: Pennisetum pungens Nuttall 1818; Panicum cenchroides Elliott 1816, non A. Richard 1792. 
Cenchrus scabridum Cenchrus scabridum Arechavaleta, Anales Mus. Nac. Montevideo 1: 445. 1895.  
Cenchrus setoides Cenchrus setoides Buckley, Prelim. Rep. Geol. Agric. Surv. Texas, App. 2. 1866. TYPE: TEXAS: Without data, Linscum & Buckley s.n. (holotype: PH; isotype: US(fragm)).
Panicum cenchroides Panicum cenchroides Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1: 111. 1816, non A. Richard 1792. TYPE: GEORGIA: Glynn Co.: Jekyll Island, s.d., Baldwin s.n. (holotype: CHARL).
Pennisetum pungens Pennisetum pungens Nuttall, Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 54. 1818.BASIONYM: Panicum cenchroides Elliott 1816, non A. Richard 1792. 
Setaria elliottiana Setaria elliottiana Schultes, Mant. 2: 279. 1824, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Pennisetum pungens Nuttall 1818; Panicum cenchroides Elliott 1816, non A. Richard 1792. 


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Collier Co. 06 Oct 1965 O. K. Lakela 29243
USA Florida Collier Co. 29 May 1965 O. K. Lakela s.n.
USA Florida Collier Co. 20 Aug 1965 O. K. Lakela 29086
USA Florida Monroe Co. 15 Mar 1981 J. Popenoe 1950
Bahamas Eleuthera Island 15 Dec 1979 R. P. Wunderlin 8439
USA Florida Collier Co. 09 Feb 1964 L. J. Brass 33180
USA Florida Collier Co. 20 Aug 1965 O. K. Lakela 29070
Mexico Puebla 09 Aug 1910 A. S. Hitchcock 619
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