Dichanthelium malacon (Nash) LeBlond. Phen: April-Dec. Hab: Dry pine/scrub oak woodlands. Dist: Disjunctly from NJ south to FL and AL; reported from TX
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Other Comments: The basally attenuate spikelets, first glumes ½ or more as long as the spikelets, and dehiscent glumes and sterile lemmas distinguish this wide-ranging but local and uncommon species. RAB recognized the name P. malacon, but misapplied it to specimens referable to D. oligosanthes (Schultes) Gould and D. fusiforme (A.S. Hitchcock) Harvill.
Synonymy: = FlGr, LeBlond (2016); = n/a – C; = Panicum malacon Nash – HC, S; < Dichanthelium ovale (Elliott) Gould & C.A.Clark – K4; < Dichanthelium ovale (Elliott) Gould & C.A.Clark var. ovale – FNA25, K1, K3, Gould & Clark (1978); < Panicum malacon Nash – RAB, misapplied; < Panicum ovale Elliott var. ovale – Lelong (1984)