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Paspalum langei (Rustyseed paspalum)
Leander, Bruce

Paspalum langei

Paspalum langei (Fourn.) Nash

Rustyseed Paspalum

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Dimorpostachys langei

USDA Symbol: pala11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle , Terminal
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: FL , LA , OK , TX
Native Habitat: Loamy soils, stream bottoms, often in shade.

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0739 Collected Jun 12, 1993 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 1043 Collected Jul 17. 1995 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-757 Collected 2007-07-09 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Paspalum langei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Paspalum langei in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Paspalum langei


Record Modified: 2011-06-25
Research By: DEW

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