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Taxon: Eriochloa punctata (L.) Ham.

Genus: Eriochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Melinidinae
Nomen number: 15618
Place of publication: Prodr. pl. Ind. occid. 5. 1825
Link to protologue:
Comment: while Hamilton indicated "Herb. Prof. Desv." as the origin of the name and description, citation of Desvaux's herbarium is not considered an ascription to him (Shenzhen ICN Art. 46.3, Ex. 16; see also Howard, J. Arnold Arbor. 62:215. 1981)
Name Verified on: 07-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in Nordic Baltic Genebanks

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • Louisiana cup grass  (Source: Grass Tex) - English

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Louisiana (s.w.)]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina (n.), Chile (n.), Paraguay, Uruguay


  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv.
  2. Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II. Cavanillesia Altera 3:1-163. Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv. ex Ham.
  3. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) Note: four books on weeds worldwide in scope
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv.
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America. Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv. ex Ham.
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Eriochloa+punctata&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas. Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv. ex Ham.
  8. Gould, F. W. 1975. The grasses of Texas Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv. ex Ham.
  9. Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv. ex Ham.
  10. Howard, R. A. et al. 1981. William Hamilton (1783-1856) and the Prodromus Plantarum Indiae Occidentalis (1825). J. Arnold Arbor. 62:211-242. Note: regarding authorship
  11. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv.
  12. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv.
  13. Shaw, R. B. & R. Webster. 1987. The genus Eriochloa (Poaceae: Paniceae) in North and Central America. Sida 12:196. Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv. ex Ham.
  14. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en la República Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47 Note: lists as Eriochloa punctata Desv. ex Ham.

Check other web resources for Eriochloa punctata (L.) Ham. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2023. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://www.nordic-baltic-genebanks.org/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=15618. Accessed 31 January 2023.