Genus: Microstegium

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Microstegium Nees, Nat. Syst. Bot. ed. 2. 447. 1836.

List of Microstegium Species

References to Microstegium

  • Baiser, B. 2008. A perfect storm: two ecosystem engineers interact to degrade deciduous forests of New Jersey. Biological Invasions 10: 785-795.
  • Barden, L. S. 1987. Invasion of Microstegium vimineum Poaceae an exotic annual shade-tolerant C-4 grass into a North Carolina USA floodplain. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 118: 40-45.
  • Cheplick, G. P. 2005. Biomass partitioning and reproductive allocation in the invasive, cleitogamous grass Microstegium vimineum: influence of the light environment. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 132: 214-224.
  • Cheplick, G. P. 2006. A modular aproach to biomass allocation in an invasive annual (Microstegium vimineum; Poaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 93: 539-545.
  • Cheplick, G. P. 2010. Limits to local spatial spread in a highly invasive annual grass (Microstegium vimineum). Biological Invasions 12: 1759-1771.
  • Cheplick, G. P.; Fox, J. 2011. Density-dependent growth and reproduction of Microstegium vimineum in contrasting light environments. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 138: 62-72.
  • Christen, D. C.; Matlack, G. R. 2009. The habitat and conduit functions of roads in the spread of three invasive plant species. Biological Invasions 11: 453-465. (Microstegium vimenium, Rosa multiflora, Tussilago farfara)
  • Cole, P. G.; Weltzin, J. F. 2004. Environmental correlates of the distribution and abundance of Microstegium vimineum, in east Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 3: 545-562.
  • Cole, P. G.; Weltzin, J. F. 2005. Light limitation creates patchy distribution of an invasive grass in eastern deciduous forests. Biological Invasions 7: 477-488.
  • DeMeester, J. E.; Richter, D. 2010. Restoring restoration: removal of the invasive plant Microstegium vimineum from a North Carolina wetland. Biological Invasions 12: 781-793.
  • Ehrenfeld, J. G. 1999. A rhizomatous, perennial form of Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus in New Jersey. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 126: 352-358.
  • Ehrenfeld, J. G.; Kourtev, P. S.; Huang, W. Z. 2001. Changes in soil functions following invasions of exotic understory plants in deciduous forests. Ecol. Applic. 11: 1287-1300.
  • Fairbrothers, D. E.; Gray, J. R. 1972. Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus (Gramineae) in the United States. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 99: 97-100.
  • Flory, S. L. 2010. Management of Microstegium vimineum invasions and recovery of resident plant communities. Restoration Ecol. 18: 103-112.
  • Flory, S. L.; Clay, K. 2010. Non-native grass invasion alters native plant composition in experimental communities. Biological Invasions 12: 1285-1294.
  • Gibson, D. J.; Spyreas, G.; Benedict, J. 2002. Life history of Microstegium vimineum (Poaceae), an invasive grass in southern Illinois. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 129: 207-219.
  • Horton, J. L.; Neufeld, H. S. 1998. Photosynthetic responses of Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus, a shade-tolerant, C4 grass, to variable light environments. Oecologia 114: 11-19.
  • Huebner, C. D. 2003. Vulnerability of oak-dominated forests in West Virginia to invasive exotic plants: temporal and spatial patterns of nine exotic species using herbarium records and land classification data. Castanea 68: 1-14.
  • Huebner, C. D. 2010. Establishment of an invasive grass in closed-canopy deciduous forests across local and regional environmental gradients. Biological Invasions 12: 2069-2080.
  • Hunt, D. M.; Zaremba, Robert E. 1992. The northeastward spread of Microstegium vimineum (Poaceae) into New York and adjacent states. Rhodora 94: 167-170.
  • Kourtev, P. S.; Ehrenfeld, J. G.; Huang, W. Z. 1998. Effects of exotic plant species on soil properties in hardwood forests of New Jersey. Water Air Soil Pollut. 105: 493-501.
  • Leicht, S. A.; Silander, J. A.; Greenwood, K. 2005. Assessing the competative ability of Japanese stilt grass, Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 132: 573-580.
  • Marshall, J. M. 2009. Competative interaction between Microstegium vimineum and first-year seedlings of three central hardwoods. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 136: 342-349.
  • Marshall, J. M.; Buckley, D. S. 2008. Influence of litter removal and mineral soil disturbance on the spread of an invasive grass in a central hardwood forest. Biological Invasions 10: 531-538.
  • Mehrhoff, L. J. 2000. Perennial Microstegium vimineum (Poaceae): an apparent misidentification? J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 127: 251-254.
  • Morrison, J. A. 2007. Ecological comparison of two co-invasive species in eastern deciduous forests: Alliaria petiolata and Microstegium vimineum. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 134: 1-17.
  • Nuzzo, V. A. 2009. Earthworm invasion as the driving force behind plant invasion and community change in northeastern North American forests. Conserv. Biol. 23: 966-974.
  • Oswalt, C. M.; Oswalt, S. N. 2007. Winter litter disturbance facilitates the spread of the nonnative grass Microstegium vinineum (Trin.) A. Camus. Forest Ecol. & Manag. 249: 199-203.
  • Pisula, N. L.; Meiners, S. J. 2010. Relative allelopathic potential of invasive plant species in a young disturbed woodland. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 137: 81-87.
  • Rauschert, E. S. J. 2010. Slow spread of the aggressive invader, Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass). Biological Invasions 12: 563-579.
  • Schramm, J. W.; Ehrenfeld, J. G. 2010. Leaf litter and understory canopy shade limit the establishment, growth, and reproduction of Microstegium vimineum. Biological Invasions 12: 3195-3204.
  • Touchette, B. W.; Romanello, G. A. 2010. Growth and water relations in a central North Carolina population of Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) A. Camus. Biological Invasions 12: 893-903.
  • Warren, R. J. 2011. The putative niche requirements and landscape dynamics of Microstegium vimineum: an invasive Asian grass. Biological Invasions 13: 471-483.
  • Winter, K.; Schmitt, M. R.; Edwards, G. E. 1982. Microstegium vimineum a shade adapted 4 carbon pathway grass. Plant Science Letters 24: 311-318.