Plant Genera


Family Code: POACEA
Genus Code: DISTI
Genus CN: saltgrass
Genus Authority: Raf.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 10 species, of North, Central, and South America, and Australia. Bell & Columbus (2008) recircumscribe Distichlis to include Monanthochloe Engelmann and Reederochloa Soderstrom & H.F. Decker.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: When sterile, Distichlis spicata is easily confused with Sporobolus virginicus, with which it sometimes occurs. Distichlis spicata is generally a coarser plant, and lacks long hairs around the collar of the sheath; Sporobolus virginicus is more delicate, and typically has long hairs on either side of the collar.
Genus References: Bell & Columbus (2008)=Z; Thieret in FNA (2003a); Barkworth in FNA (2003a). [including Monanthochloe]
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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