Dichanthelium filiramum (Ashe) LeBlond

Locations ofDichanthelium filiramum (Ashe) LeBlond in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Dichanthelium filiramum (Ashe) LeBlond
Common Name
Panicum chrysopsidifolium Nash
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Dichanthelium filiramum (Ashe) LeBlond
The new combination in Dichanthelium was made in J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 10(1):35-38 (2016). The most recent Virginia specimens cited in this publication were from 1939 but the species was rediscovered in Southampton County in 2016 and another collection made in Northampton County in 2023; additional specimens likely exist in herbaria. It had not previously been recognized in the Digital Atlas due to varying interpretations in other sources, mostly as a synonym of various taxa in sect. Angustifolia or sect. Lanuginosa. Further study is warranted.
Sandy soils of pine and pine/oak woodlands; infrequent or rare in the s. Coastal Plain. The 2016 specimen was collected from a small, sandy opening in a loblolly pine plantation, with Cuthbertia graminea. This tract also supports other southern pineland species such as Carphephorus bellidifolius and Quercus incana.
Native Status

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