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Distichlis Rafinesque. Subfamily: Chloridoideae. Tribe: Cynodonteae. Subtribe: Monanthochloinae. clade: "PACMAD". Saltgrass.

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A genus of about 10 species, of North, Central, and South America, and Australia. Bell & Columbus (2008) recircumscribed Distichlis to include Monanthochloe Engelmann and Reederochloa Soderstrom & H.F. Decker.

ID 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.

Ref: Barkworth (2003b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a); Bell & Columbus (2008); Thieret (2003a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a). Show full citations.

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