Axonopus compressus

Family:POACEAE
Species:Axonopus compressus (Swartz) Beauvois
Common Name:Broadleaf Carpet Grass; Tropical Carpet Grass
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Growth Habit:Herb
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Category:Vascular
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Status:Native, FACW- (NWI)
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyPOACEAE - Grass family
Genus Axonopus
Species Axonopus compressus (Swartz) Beauvois - Broadleaf Carpet Grass; Tropical Carpet Grass

Citation

Citation AXONOPUS COMPRESSUS (Swartz) Palisot de Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 12, 154. 1812.
Basionym: Milium compressum Swartz 1788.
Type: JAMAICA: Without data, Swartz s.n. (holotype: S?).

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Agrostis compressa Agrostis compressa (Swartz) Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 1: 259. 1810, non Poiret 1810, p. 258, nec Willdenow 1790.Milium compressum Swartz 1788. 
Anastrophus compressus Anastrophus compressus (Swartz) Schlechtendal ex Nash, in Britton, Man. Fl. N. States 75. 1901.Milium compressum Swartz 1788. 
Anastrophus platicaulis Anastrophus platicaulis (Poiret) Nash, in Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 79, 1327. 1903.Paspalum platicaulon Poiret 1804. 
Axonopus brevipedunculatus Axonopus brevipedunculatus Gledhill, Bol. Soc. Brot., ser. 2. 40: 127. 1966. SIERRA LEONE: Hastings, s.d., Gledhill 225 (holotype: ?; isotype: K).
Axonopus compressus subsp. brevipedunculatus Axonopus compressus (Swartz) Palisot de Beauvois, subsp. brevipedunculatus Gledhill, Phytomorphology 12: 413. 1962. SIERRA LEONE: Hastings, s.d., Gledhill 54 (holotype: ?; isotype: K).
Axonopus compressus var. australis Axonopus compressus (Swartz) Palisot de Beauvois, var. australis G. A. Black, Advancing Frontiers Pl. Sci. 5: 81. 1963.ARGENTINA: Misiones: La Granja, 11 Nov 1907, Ekman 599 (holotype: US). 
Axonopus compressus var. macropodius Axonopus compressus (Swartz) Palisot de Beauvois, var. macropodius (Steudel) G. A. Black, Advancing Frontiers Pl. Sci. 5: 82. 1963.Paspalum macropodium Steudel 1853. 
Axonopus kisantuensis Axonopus kisantuensis Vanderyst, Bull. Agric. Congo Belge 16: 667. 1925. ZAIRE: Kisantu, s.d., Vanderyst 5806 (holotype: BR).
Axonopus multipes Axonopus multipes Swallen, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 23: 459. 1933. MEXICO: Veracruz: Veracruz, 31 Aug 1910, Hitchcock 6578 (holotype: US).
Digitaria platicaulis Digitaria platicaulis (Poiret) Desvaux, Opusc. Sci. Phys. Nat. 62. 1831.Paspalum platicaulon Poiret 1804. 
Echinochloa compressa Echinochloa compressa (Swartz) Roberty, Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afrique Noire, Ser. A, Sci. Nat. 17: 66. 1955.Milium compressum Swartz 1788. 
Helopus barbatus Helopus barbatus Trinius, in Sprengel, Neue Entd. 2: 49. 1821. REUNION ISLAND: Without data, Jacquin s.n. (holotype: LE).
Milium compressum Milium compressum Swartz, Prodr. 24. 1788. JAMAICA: Without data, Swartz s.n. (holotype: S?).
Panicum platicaulon Panicum platicaulon (Poiret) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 363. 1898.Paspalum platicaulon Poiret 1804. 
Paspalum compressum Paspalum compressum (Swartz) Raspail, Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 5: 301. 1825, non Rafinesque 1817.Milium compressum Swartz 1788. 
Paspalum conjugatum var. subcordatum Paspalum conjugatum P. J. Bergius, var. subcordatum Grisebach, Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 7: 262. 1857.  
Paspalum depressum Paspalum depressum Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 20. 1853 ("1855"). LOUISIANA: Without data, Hartmann 51 (holotype: P; isotype: US(fragm)).
Paspalum filostachyum Paspalum filostachyum A. Richard ex Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 20. 1853 ("1855"). "West Indies", without data, Sieber 365 (holotype: P; isotype: US(fragm)).
Paspalum furcatum var. fissum Paspalum furcatum Flüggé, var. fissum Döll, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 2(2): 104. 1877.  
Paspalum furcatum var. parviflorum Paspalum furcatum Flüggé, var. parviflorum Döll, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 2(2): 104. 1877.Paspalum depressum Steudel 1853. 
Paspalum guadaloupense Paspalum guadaloupense Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 18. 1853 ("1855"). GUADALOUPE: Without data, Duchassaing de Fontbressin s.n. (holotype: P).
Paspalum laticulmum Paspalum laticulmum Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 2: 245. 1824 ("1825"), nom. illegit.Milium compressum Swartz 1788. 
Paspalum macropodium Paspalum macropodium Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 19. 1853 ("1855"). ECUADOR: Guayas: Banks of the Rio Guayaquil, s.d., Jameson 556 (holotype: P; isotypes: K, US(fragm)).
Paspalum platicaulon Paspalum platicaulon Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl. 5: 34. 1804. PUERTO RICO: Without data, Ledru s.n. (holotype: P; isotype: US(fragm)).
Paspalum raunkiaeri Paspalum raunkiaeri Mez, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15: 60. 1917. VIRGIN ISLANDS: St. John: Without data, Raunkiaer 1313 (holotype: C; isotype: US(fragm)).
Paspalum tristachyon Paspalum tristachyon Lamarck, Tabl. Encycl. 1: 176. 1791. Without data, Richard s.n. (holotype: P; isotype: US(fragm)).
Paspalum compressum    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Conecuh, Lee

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA000015339 Conecuh 24 JUL 1994 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9272
AUA
AXONOPUS COMPRESSUS (SW.) P. BEAUV.
AUA000015340 Lee 1 NOV 1959 BANKS, DONALD J.
AUA
AXONOPUS COMPRESSUS (SW.) P. BEAUV.
AUA000015338 Autauga 1 JUN 1960 BANKS, DONALD J.
176
AUA
AXONOPUS COMPRESSUS (SW.) P. BEAUV.
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