Brazilian satintail. Imperata brasiliensis Trinius Commelinidae. Order: Cyperales. Family: Poaceae. Genus: Imperata. Subject: Imperata brasiliensis Trinius. Imperata is a small but widespread genus of tropical and subtropical grasses, commonly known Imperata brasiliensis – South + Central America, West Indies, southern Mexico; Imperata brevifolia – southwestern USA (CA AZ NV UT NM TX) . Brazilian satintail, USDA PLANTS Symbol: IMBR U.S. Nativity: Exotic Habit: Grass or Grasslike. Imperata brasiliensis Trinius.

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Alabama Brazilian satintail Class A noxious weed. Oregon Brazilian satintail Quarantine.

Brazilian satintail, Imperata brasiliensis Cyperales: Poaceae

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Family Poaceae, Tribe Andropogoneae. Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani 2: Imperata Cirillo — satintail.

Description Spikelets subterete, 3.

Sterile lemma if present ca. Imperata brasiliensis Brazilian satintail This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.

Imperata brasiliensis

Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants: Spermatophyta — Seed plants. Symbols for Unknown Plants. Ecological Site Information System. This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. A similar example in a Common Name search is Virginia snakeroot.

It is abundant and weedy in Brazil; invading soybeans and Yerba mate Ilex paraguariensis A. Fertile lemma and palea shorter than glumeshyaline. Furthermore, a search of “Virginia snake” or even “nia snak” yields one result: Spikelet callus with silky hairs 7—13 mm long.


Searching using “snake root” will yield no results due to the extra space, but searching “snake” will generate a short list of plants with the word “snake” in the common name. Disseminule spikelet ; disarticulation below glumes. Satintails Imperata cylindrica Scientific classification Kingdom: North Carolina Brazilian satintail Class A noxious weed.

Magnoliophyta — Flowering plants. Name and classification Imperata brasiliensis Trin. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Federal noxious weed list 1 February State noxious weed lists for 46 states.

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The intended name impeeata then be chosen from any of those lists. Satintail grass species are perennial rhizomatous herbs with solid, erect stems and silky inflorescences. Usually, the last letter or two of a given genus, a space, and the first few correct letters of the specific epithet will provide a sufficiently short list containing the desired taxon.

For example, matching the full name exactly in a Scientific Name search for Piptochaetium avenacioides may be difficult, but strings of either tium aven or avenaci or m avenac or pipto will all result in very small lists of matches.

Only plant populations vouchered by specimens deposited in Index Herbariorum http: Introduced, Invasive, and Noxious Plants. This page was last edited on 10 Julyat Select the criterion by which you wish to search Scientific name, Genus, Family, etc. Imperata brasiliensis is an erect, tufted perennial grass with rhizomesto cm tall.


A voucher may be a record of a plant’s occurrence in a particular area, or a specific example of a plant used in a scientific investigation. Tracheobionta — Vascular plants. His collection included a herbarium.

The genus is named after Ferrante Imperatoa Renaissance apothecary who lived in Naples in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries. Manual of the grasses of the United States. Vermont Brazilian satintail Class A noxious weed. Show All Show Tabs Brazilian satintail. Massachusetts Brazilian satintail Prohibited.

This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below. Data Source and Documentation. Mississippi Brazilian satintail Noxious weed. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.

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California Brazilian satintail Quarantine. Common names are from state and federal lists.

State agriculture or natural resource departments. The best known species is Imperata cylindricawhich is recognized as a devastating noxious weed in many places and cultivated as an ornamental plant in others.