Definition of Sporobolus
1. Noun. Cosmopolitan annual and perennial grasses (as dropseed or rush grass).
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Drop-seed, Dropseed, Blackseed, Carpet Grass, Smut Grass, Sporobolus Poiretii, Rush Grass, Rush-grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sporobolus
Literary usage of Sporobolus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1906)
"NOTES ON TWO SPECIES or sporobolus.—I collected sporobolus asper, Kunth, September 12, 1903, near New Haven, Connecticut. It was found on a steep, ..."
2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"It is quite possible that there are other and yet older names, but at all events sporobolus neglectus is an unnecessary addition to a much-burdened synonymy ..."
3. Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians by Wilfred William Robbins, John Peabody Harrington, Barbara W. Freire-Marreco (1916)
"... and a herb of the genus sporobolus. The shrine was visited by messengers from Santa Clara, San Juan, San Ildefonso, Taos, Jemez, and Cochiti. ..."