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Collection Details

Species: Spartina patens (Aiton.) Muhl.

Poaceae Spartina patens (Aiton.) Muhl.
A. K. Neill , R. K. Swadek, P. Lewis, B. Wilson 3662

Collection Date: 15 December 2012
Determined By: A. K. Neill
Determination Date: 5 November 2013
Institution: BRIT


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, "Turtle Beach 6," between Manatee Bay and Wreck Bay.

DD Latitude: 17.8389

DD Longitude: -76.9521

Coordinate uncertainty: 3 m

Min. Elevation: 3.6 m


Habitat Description: Sandy beach at and above tideline, with a subterranean fresh water seep.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Rhizomatous grass growing thickly in sand on beach slope. Apparently only occuring in this area because of fresh water seep. Abaxial leaf blades roughly corrugated, with salt crystals. Sterile.

Habit: herb

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen