Plant Genera


Family Code: POACEA
Genus Code: GYMNO3
Genus CN: skeletongrass
Genus Authority: P. Beauv.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 15 species, in temperate and tropical areas of the Americas.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: When sterile, Gymnopogon is sometimes confused with Dichanthelium. Gymnopogon differs in having the sheaths conspicuously overlapping (vs. not overlapping in Dichanthelium) and leaves that are definitely cordate-clasping and of stiff texture (only a few Dichanthelium have this combination).
Genus References: Cialdella & Zuloaga (2011)=Y; Smith in FNA (2007b); Smith (1971)=Z.
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