Dichanthelium curtifolium

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Dichanthelium curtifolium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Dichanthelium
Species: D. curtifolium
Binomial name
Dichanthelium curtifolium
Natural range of Dichanthelium curtifolium from Weakley. [1]

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Panicum curtifolium Nash; D. ensifolium (Baldwin ex Elliott) Gould ssp. curtifolium (Nash) Freckmann & Lelong; D. acuminatum (Swartz) Gould & C.A. Clark var. implicatum (Scribner) Gould & C.A. Clark; Panicum ensifolium Baldwin ex Elliott var. curtifolium (Nash) Lelong.[2]

Varieties: none.[2]


D. curtifolium is a native perennial with a graminoid growth habit that is a member of the Poaceae family. [3]


D. curtifolium is found in the southeastern corner of the United States excluding Georgia, ranging along the coast from Mississippi to Virginia. [4]



D. curtifolium proliferates in bogs, sphagnous streamhead swamps, mountain streams, and marl meadows. [4] It responds both negatively and positively to soil disturbance by roller chopping in South Florida.[5] However, it responds negatively to soil disturbance by agriculture in Southwest Georgia.[6]

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References and notes

  1. Weakley, Alan S. 2015. Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States: Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 1320 pp.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  3. USDA Plants Database URL: https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=DIDIE
  4. 4.0 4.1 Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  5. Lewis, C.E. (1970). Responses to Chopping and Rock Phosphate on South Florida Ranges. Journal of Range Management 23(4):276-282.
  6. Kirkman, L.K., K.L. Coffey, R.J. Mitchell, and E.B. Moser. Ground Cover Recovery Patterns and Life-History Traits: Implications for Restoration Obstacles and Opportunities in a Species-Rich Savanna. (2004). Journal of Ecology 92(3):409-421.