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Distichlis spicata  (L.) Greene
Taxonomic Serial No.: 40662

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Briza spicata (L.) Lam.
    Uniola spicata L.
    Agropyron peruvianum (Lam.) Roem. & Schult.
    Brachypodium peruvianum Roem. & Schult. ex Kunth
    Brizopyrum americanum (L.) Link
    Brizopyrum ovatum Nees ex Steud.
    Brizopyrum thalassicum (Kunth) Nees
    Distichlis nodosa Raf.
    Festuca multiflora Walter
    Festuca spicata Nutt.
    Festuca triticea Lam. ex Kunth
    Festuca triticoides Lam.
    Megastachya thalassica (Kunth) Roem. & Schult.
    Poa michauxii Kunth
    Poa thalassica Kunth
    Triticum peruvianum Lam.
    Uniola thalassica (Kunth) Trin.
    Brizopyrum prostratum var. erectum E. Fourn.
    Brizopyrum prostratum var. humile E. Fourn.
  Common Name(s): desert saltgrass
    marsh spikegrass
    inland saltgrass
    seashore saltgrass
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminées  
                               GenusDistichlis Raf. – saltgrass  
                                  SpeciesDistichlis spicata (L.) Greene – desert saltgrass, marsh spikegrass, saltgrass, inland saltgrass, seashore saltgrass  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Variety Distichlis spicata var. andina Beetle  
                                     Variety Distichlis spicata var. borealis (J. Presl) Beetle  
                                     Variety Distichlis spicata var. divaricata Beetle  
                                     Variety Distichlis spicata var. mendocina (Phil.) Hack.  
                                     Variety Distichlis spicata var. mexicana Beetle  
                                     Variety Distichlis spicata var. nana Beetle  
                                     Variety Distichlis spicata var. spicata (L.) Greene  
                                     Variety Distichlis spicata var. stolonifera Beetle  
                                     Subspecies Distichlis spicata ssp. spicata (L.) Greene – coastal saltgrass 
                                     Subspecies Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta (Torr.) Thorne  

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) - 11/2009, database (version 24/11/2009)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Maintained by R. J. Soreng et al., at and formerly at   
  Reference for: Distichlis spicata   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Distichlis spicata   
  Source: Poaceae update, database (version Sept. 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Poaceae update for ITIS, in cooperation with NatureServe, and based on the Catalogue of New World Grasses database and other sources   
  Reference for: Distichlis spicata   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Distichlis spicata   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Distichlis spicata   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    North America  
    South America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Hawaii, Native  






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