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Cenchrus longispinus (Hack.) Fernald

Longspine sandbur

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusCenchrusUmberto Quattrocchi says “Greek kenchros “millet”; Latin cenchros, used by Plinius for an Arabian diamond or an unknown kind of precious stone big as a grain of millet”
SpecieslongispinusLong-spined

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Cenchrus carolinianus Walter

Cenchrus carolinianus Walter

Cenchrus carolinianus Walter nom. utique rej.

 

Cenchrus longispinus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cenchrus longispinus (longspine sandbur)

12/12/2020 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts ID is uncertain

Cenchrus longispinus (longspine sandbur)

6/4/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 6 × 4½" (15 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain

Cenchrus longispinus (longspine sandbur)

12/12/2020 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts ID is uncertain

Cenchrus longispinus (longspine sandbur)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 5 × 7" (13 × 16 cm) ID is uncertain

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