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*Megathyrsus maximus (Jacquin) B.K. Simon & S.W.L. Jacobs. Guinea Grass. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: A wide variety of dry to moist disturbed areas, pine plantations, fruit groves. Dist: Native of Africa. Introduced in the Gulf states (GA, AL, FL) (FNA; Carter, Baker, & Morris 2009) and se. SC (Bradley et al. [in prep.]).

Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa

Synonymy: = FNA24, K3, K4; = n/a – RAB; = Panicum maximum Jacq. – Bah, HC, S, SFla, Tx, WH3; = Urochloa maxima (Jacq.) R.D.Webster – FlGr, FNA25, K1; > Panicum maximum Jacq. var. maximum – Meso6; > Panicum maximum Jacq. var. pubiglume K.Schum. ex Peter – Meso6

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
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