Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. David Sutherland
Introduction: The genus Muhlenbergia Schreb. is a member of the Gramineae. Of the 110 species described to date, 55 species are American (Gleason, 1963). The species are most numerous in the southwestern states. Muhlenbergia includes members of considerable diversity and several efforts have been made to subdivide the genus. Hitchcock (1913) states that members of Muhlenbergia have been classified in other genera such as Vilfa , Sporobolus, Calamagrostis, Clomena, Bealia , Chaboissaea, and Trichloa. However, no classification has been totally satisfactory.
Warwick, C. Martin, "Anatomical data for the classification of Muhlenbergia pungens." (1976). Student Work. 3372.