Dichanthelium sphagnicola (Nash) LeBlond. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Edges of cypress swamps, in sphagnous bogs, moist shady places. Dist: GA (Chatham, Camden, Lanier counties) (Carter, Baker, & Morris 2009) to FL; should be sought in se. SC. Treated in synonymy with Panicum dichotomum by Radford, Ahles, & Bell (1968), but no specimen is known from the Carolinas.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: This species is similar to D. lucidum in appearance, and differs most readily by its larger pubescent spikelets with smooth fertile lemma and palea.
Synonymy: = LeBlond (2001a); = Panicum sphagnicola Nash – HC, S; < Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould ssp. lucidum (Ashe) Freckmann & Lelong – FNA25; < Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. dichotomum – K1, K3, K4, Gould & Clark (1978); < Panicum dichotomum L. – RAB; < Panicum dichotomum L. var. lucidum (Ashe) Lelong – Lelong (1984)