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Mock Grama (Tripsacum)

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Mock Grama Genus Details

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Eastern gamma grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) is a perennial found primarily in the eastern and Great Plains regions of the U.S. Gamma grass is a common pasture grass or forage crop. Gamma grass species are tall stout perennials (3' to 8' in height) with broad, flat leaves (12" in length).
Mock grama grass genus (Tripsacum floridanum)
Mock grama grass genus (Tripsacum floridanum)

Mock Grama Allergy Info

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Tripsacum species have modest pollen shed and limited pollen allergenicity when not common. However, it has been found to be a significant allergy plant in areas where it is more common, such as in Hawaii.

Mock Grama Pollen Description

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Grains are spheroidal to ovoidal, sometimes elliptical. The exine is thin and the surface is granular to finely reticuloid. Poaceae apertures are 1-porate, with the pores usually circular to ovoidal.
Grains are 22-122 micrometers in diameter.
This plant belongs to the grass family.  All pollen grains in this family are similar to the Poaceae (grass) grain pictured here. Herb. MIN
This plant belongs to the grass family. All pollen grains in this family are similar to the Poaceae (grass) grain pictured here. Herb. MIN
This plant belongs to the grass family.  All pollen grains in this family are similar to the Poaceae (grass) grains pictured here. Herb. MIN
This plant belongs to the grass family. All pollen grains in this family are similar to the Poaceae (grass) grains pictured here. Herb. MIN

Species in This Genus

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Allergenicity Legend:
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Mock Grama (Tripsacum) is a genus of the POACEAE family.
This genus includes the following allergenic species:

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Mock Grama Genus Location

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The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States. Click the map to see a full scale version of these allergy areas.
  - Native, observed in a county
  - Introduced, observed in a county
  - Rarely observed

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