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Last updated 8/19/2009 by David Giblin.
Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray[FNA25, HC, HC2]
sand dropseed

Publication: Manual 576. 1848.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Reports by Fernald (1950) and Kartesz (1999) of Sporobolus contractus Hitchc. (as Sporobolus cryptandrus var. strictus Scribn.) in WA are not supported by a voucher, and probably belong here. FNA does not credit Sporobolus contractus to the Pacific Northwest.

FNA25: "Sporobolus cryptandrus is a widespread North American species, extending from Canada into Mexico. It grows in sandy soils and washes, on rocky slopes and calcareous ridges, and along roadsides in salt-desert scrub, pinyon-juniper woodlands, yellow pine forests, and desert grasslands. Its elevational range is 0-2900 m."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Agrostis cryptandra Torr.
Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray ssp. fuscicola (Hook.) E.K. Jones & Fassett, orthographic variant
Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray var. fuscicola (Hook.) R.W. Pohl, orthographic variant
Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray var. occidentalis E.K. Jones & Fassett