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Paspalum  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 40990

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Anachyris Nees
 
    Cymatochloa Schltdl.
 
    Digitaria Heist. ex Fabr.
 
    Dimorphostachys E. Fourn.
 
    Paspalanthium Desv.
 
    Reimaria Humb. & Bonpl. ex Flüggé
 
    Sabsab Adans.
 
    Thrasya Kunth
 
    Wirtgenia Döll
 
  Common Name(s): paspalum
 
    crowngrass
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                         OrderPoales   
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminées  
                               GenusPaspalum L. – paspalum, crowngrass  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Paspalum achlysophilum (Soderstr.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum acuminatum Raddi – brook crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum acutifolium León  
                                  Species Paspalum acutum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum adoperiens (E. Fourn.) Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum affine Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum alaini León  
                                  Species Paspalum albidulum Henrard  
                                  Species Paspalum alcalinum Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum almum Chase – Comb's crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum alstonii Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum alterniflorum A. Rich.  
                                  Species Paspalum ammodes Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum amphicarpum Ekman  
                                  Species Paspalum anderssonii Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum apiculatum Döll  
                                  Species Paspalum approximatum Döll  
                                  Species Paspalum arenarium Schrad.  
                                  Species Paspalum arsenei Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum arundinaceum Poir. – thick ditch crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum arundinellum Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum aspidiotes Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum atabapense Davidse & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum atratum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum auricomum (A. G. Burm.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum axillare Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum azuayense Sohns  
                                  Species Paspalum bakeri Hack. – Baker's crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum barbinode Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum barclayi Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum bertonii Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum biaristatum Filg. & Davidse  
                                  Species Paspalum bifidifolium Soderstr.  
                                  Species Paspalum bifidum (Bertol.) Nash – pitchfork crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum blodgettii Chapm. – Blodgett's crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum bonplandianum Flüggé  
                                  Species Paspalum botterii (E. Fourn.) Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum brachytrichum Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum breve Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum buchtienii Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum burchellii Munro ex Oliv.  
                                  Species Paspalum burmanii Filg., Morrone & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum cachimboense Davidse, Morrone & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum caespitosum Flüggé – blue crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum campinarum Filg. & Davidse  
                                  Species Paspalum campylostachya (Hack.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum candidum (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Flüggé) Kunth  
                                  Species Paspalum capillifolium Nash  
                                  Species Paspalum carajasense S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum carinatum Humb. & Bonpl. ex Flüggé  
                                  Species Paspalum centrale Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum ceresia (Kuntze) Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum chacoense Parodi  
                                  Species Paspalum chaffanjonii Maury  
                                  Species Paspalum chaseanum Parodi  
                                  Species Paspalum cinerascens (Döll) A.G. Burm. & C.N. Bastos  
                                  Species Paspalum circulare Nash  
                                  Species Paspalum clandestinum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum clavuliferum C. Wright – hillside crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum clipeum G.H. Rua et al.  
                                  Species Paspalum commune Lillo  
                                  Species Paspalum compressifolium Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum conduplicatum Canto-Dorow, Valls & Longhi-Wagner  
                                  Species Paspalum conjugatum P.J. Bergius – herbe creole, Hilo grass, muhsrasre, rehn wei, sour grass, ti grass, hilograss 
                                  Species Paspalum conspersum Schrad.  
                                  Species Paspalum convexum Humb. & Bonpl. ex Flüggé – Latin American crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum corcovadense Raddi  
                                  Species Paspalum cordaense Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum cordatum Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum coryphaeum Trin. – Emperor crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum costaricense Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum costellatum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum crinitum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum crispatum Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum crispulum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum cromyorhizon Trin. ex Döll  
                                  Species Paspalum crucense (Killeen) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum crustarium Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum culiacanum Vasey  
                                  Species Paspalum cultratum (Trin.) A.G. Burm.  
                                  Species Paspalum curassavicum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum cymbiforme E. Fourn.  
                                  Species Paspalum dasypleurum Kunze ex Desv.  
                                  Species Paspalum dasytrichium Dusén ex Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum decumbens Sw. – decumbent crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum dedeccae Quarin  
                                  Species Paspalum delicatum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum densum Poir. – dense crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum denticulatum Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum difforme J. Le Conte  
                                  Species Paspalum dilatatum Poir. – dallis grass, herbe de miel, herbe sirop, hiku nua, palpalum dilate, water grass, dallas grass, dallisgrass 
                                  Species Paspalum dispar Chase – mosquito crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum dissectum (L.) L. – mudbank crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum distachyon Poit. ex Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum distichum L. – knotgrass, knotroot paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum distortum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum divergens Döll  
                                  Species Paspalum durifolium Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum edmondii León  
                                  Species Paspalum ekmanianum Henrard  
                                  Species Paspalum ellipticum Döll  
                                  Species Paspalum equitans Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum erectum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum erianthoides Lindm.  
                                  Species Paspalum erianthum Nees ex Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum eucomum Nees ex Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum exaltatum J. Presl  
                                  Species Paspalum expansum Döll  
                                  Species Paspalum falcatum Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum fasciculatum Willd. ex Flüggé – Mexican crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum filgueirasii Morrone & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum filifolium Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum filiforme Sw.  
                                  Species Paspalum fimbriatum Kunth – Panama crowngrass 
                                  Species Paspalum flaccidum Nees  
                                  Species Paspalum flavum J. Presl  
                                  Species Paspalum floridanum Michx. – Florida paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum foliiforme S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum formosum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum forsterianum Flüggé  
                                  Species Paspalum galapageium Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum gardnerianum Nees  
                                  Species Paspalum geminiflorum Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum gemmosum Chase ex Renvoize  
                                  Species Paspalum giganteum Baldwin ex Vasey  
                                  Species Paspalum glabrinode (Hack.) Morrone & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum glaucescens Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum glaziovii (A. G. Burm.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum goyasense Davidse, Morrone & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum gracielae Sulekic  
                                  Species Paspalum graniticum (A. G. Burm.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum guaricense Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum guenoarum Arechav.  
                                  Species Paspalum guttatum Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum haenkeanum J. Presl  
                                  Species Paspalum hartwegianum E. Fourn. – Hartweg's paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum hatsbachii Zuloaga & Morrone  
                                  Species Paspalum haumanii Parodi  
                                  Species Paspalum heterotrichon Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum hintonii Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum hirtum Kunth  
                                  Species Paspalum hispidum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum hitchcockii Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum huberi S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum humboldtianum Flüggé  
                                  Species Paspalum hyalinum Nees ex Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum imbricatum Filg.  
                                  Species Paspalum inaequivalve Raddi  
                                  Species Paspalum inconstans Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum indecorum Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum insulare Ekman ex Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum intermedium Munro ex Morong & Britton – intermediate paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum ionanthum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum jaliscanum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum jesuiticum Parodi  
                                  Species Paspalum jimenezii Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum juergensii Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum killipii (Hitchc.) Zuloaga & Soderstr.  
                                  Species Paspalum lachneum Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum lacustre Chase ex Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum laeve Michx. – field paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum lanciflorum Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum langei (E. Fourn.) Nash – rustyseed paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum latipes Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum laxum Lam. – coconut paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum lenticulare Kunth  
                                  Species Paspalum lentiferum Lam.  
                                  Species Paspalum lentiginosum J. Presl  
                                  Species Paspalum leptachne Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum ligulare Nees  
                                  Species Paspalum lilloi Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum limbatum Henrard  
                                  Species Paspalum lindenianum A. Rich.  
                                  Species Paspalum lineare Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum loefgrenii Ekman  
                                  Species Paspalum longiaristatum Davidse & Filg.  
                                  Species Paspalum longicuspe Nash  
                                  Species Paspalum longipilum Nash  
                                  Species Paspalum longum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum macranthecium Parodi  
                                  Species Paspalum macrophyllum Kunth – bigleaf paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum maculosum Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum madorense Renvoize  
                                  Species Paspalum malacophyllum Trin. – ribbed paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum malmeanum Ekman  
                                  Species Paspalum mandiocanum Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum maritimum Trin. – coastalsand paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum marmoratum Kuhlm.  
                                  Species Paspalum mayanum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum melanospermum Desv. ex Poir.  
                                  Species Paspalum microstachyum J. Presl  
                                  Species Paspalum millegrana Schrad. – paja brava 
                                  Species Paspalum minarum Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum minus E. Fourn. – matted paspalum, mat paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum modestum Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum molle Poir. – soft paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum monostachyum Vasey – gulfdune paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum morichalense Davidse, Zuloaga & Filg.  
                                  Species Paspalum mosquitiense (Davidse & A. G. Burm.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum multicaule Poir.  
                                  Species Paspalum multinervium A.G. Burm.  
                                  Species Paspalum mutabile Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum nanum C. Wright ex Griseb.  
                                  Species Paspalum nelsonii Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum nesiotes Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum nicorae Parodi – Brunswickgrass 
                                  Species Paspalum niquelandiae Filg.  
                                  Species Paspalum notatum Alain ex Flüggé – Bahia grass, bahiagrass 
                                  Species Paspalum nudatum Luces  
                                  Species Paspalum nummularium Chase ex Send. & A.G. Burm.  
                                  Species Paspalum nutans Lam.  
                                  Species Paspalum oligostachyum Salzm. ex Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum orbiculare G. Forst.  
                                  Species Paspalum orbiculatum Poir. – circular paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum oreophilum (A. G. Burm.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum orinocense S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum oteroi Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum ovale Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum pallens Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum pallidum Kunth  
                                  Species Paspalum palmeri Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum paludosum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum palustre Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum paniculatum L. – arrocillo 
                                  Species Paspalum parviflorum Rhode ex Flüggé – smallseed paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum parvulum (A. G. Burm.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum pauciciliatum (Parodi) Herter  
                                  Species Paspalum paucifolium Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum peckii F.T. Hubb.  
                                  Species Paspalum pectinatum Nees ex Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum penicillatum Hook. f.  
                                  Species Paspalum petilum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum petrense A.G. Burm.  
                                  Species Paspalum petrosum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum phaeotrichum Valls et al.  
                                  Species Paspalum phyllorhachis Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum pictum Ekman  
                                  Species Paspalum pilgerianum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum pilosum Lam.  
                                  Species Paspalum pisinnum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum planum Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum plenum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum pleostachyum Döll – tropical paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum plicatulum Michx. – brownseed paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum plowmanii Morrone & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum polyphyllum Nees ex Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum pontanalis Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum praecox Walter – early paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum procerum S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum procurrens Quarin  
                                  Species Paspalum prostratum Scribn. & Merr.  
                                  Species Paspalum proximum Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum pubiflorum Rupr. ex E. Fourn. – hairyseed paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum pulchellum Kunth – grand paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum pumilum Nees  
                                  Species Paspalum pygmaeum Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum quadrifarium Lam.  
                                  Species Paspalum quarinii Morrone & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum racemosum Lam. – Peruvian paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum ramboi I.L. Barreto  
                                  Species Paspalum reclinatum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum rectum Nees  
                                  Species Paspalum redondense Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum reduncum Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum redundans Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum regnellii Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum remotum J. Rémy  
                                  Species Paspalum repens P.J. Bergius  
                                  Species Paspalum reptatum Hitchc. & Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum restingense Renvoize  
                                  Species Paspalum reticulinerve Renvoize  
                                  Species Paspalum riedelii Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum riparium Nees  
                                  Species Paspalum robustum (Hitchc. & Chase) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum rocanum León  
                                  Species Paspalum rottboellioides C. Wright  
                                  Species Paspalum rufum Nees ex Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum rugulosum Morrone & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum rupestre Trin. – rock paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum rupium Renvoize  
                                  Species Paspalum saccharoides Nees ex Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum saugetii Chase – Sauget's paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum scalare Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum scandens Tutin  
                                  Species Paspalum schultesii Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum schumannii (Pilg.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum scrobiculatum L. – ricegrass paspalum, kodomillet, ricegrass, Kodo-millet 
                                  Species Paspalum scutatum Nees ex Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum seminudum (A. G. Burm.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum serpentinum Hochst. ex Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum setaceum Michx. – thin paspalum, slender crown grass, fringeleaf paspalum, sand paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum setosum (Swallen) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum simplex Morong  
                                  Species Paspalum sodiroanum Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum soukupii Carbonó  
                                  Species Paspalum sparsum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum spissum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum squamulatum E. Fourn.  
                                  Species Paspalum standleyi Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum stellatum Humb. & Bonpl. ex Flüggé  
                                  Species Paspalum strigosum Döll ex Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum subciliatum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum subfalcatum (Döll) Tutin  
                                  Species Paspalum subsesquiglume Döll  
                                  Species Paspalum telmatum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum tenellum Willd.  
                                  Species Paspalum thrasyoides (Trin.) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum tillettii Davidse & Zuloaga  
                                  Species Paspalum tinctum Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum tolucense R. Guzmán  
                                  Species Paspalum trachycoleon Steud.  
                                  Species Paspalum trianae Pilg.  
                                  Species Paspalum trichophyllum Henrard  
                                  Species Paspalum trichostomum Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum trinii Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum trinitense (Mez) S. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum tuberosum Mez  
                                  Species Paspalum tumidum Kuhlm.  
                                  Species Paspalum turriforme R.W. Pohl  
                                  Species Paspalum umbrosum Trin.  
                                  Species Paspalum unispicatum (Scribn. & Merr.) Nash – onespike paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum urbanianum Ekman ex Hitchc.  
                                  Species Paspalum urvillei Steud. – Vasey grass, Vasey's grass, vaseygrass 
                                  Species Paspalum usteri Hack.  
                                  Species Paspalum uyucense R.W. Pohl  
                                  Species Paspalum vaginatum Sw. – seashore paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum validum Swallen  
                                  Species Paspalum variabile (E. Fourn.) Nash  
                                  Species Paspalum venezuelanum (Chase) A.G. Burm.  
                                  Species Paspalum veredense G.H. Rua et al.  
                                  Species Paspalum vexillarium G.H. Rua et al.  
                                  Species Paspalum virgatum L. – talquezal 
                                  Species Paspalum virletii E. Fourn. – Virlet's paspalum, Virlet paspalum 
                                  Species Paspalum volcanense Zuloaga, Morrone & A. Denham  
                                  Species Paspalum wrightii Hitchc. & Chase  
                                  Species Paspalum zuloagae Davidse & Filg.  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
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  Notes:    
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  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 http://www.tropicos.org/Project/CNWG and formerly at http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/nwgc.html   
  Reference for: Paspalum   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Paspalum   
       
  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: Paspalum   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Paspalum   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Paspalum   
       
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