Very similar to subsp. spretum
vegetatively. Fall phase branching profusely from the lower and midculm
nodes, producing dense fascicles of reduced branches, blades, and secondary
panicles. Cauline blades green or purplish. Primary panicles 3-8
cm, to 3/4 as wide as long, normally expanded; branches numerous, slender,
ascending, spikelets densely packed. Spikelets 1.1-1.5 mm, usually ellipsoid,
Dichanthelium acuminatum subsp. longiligulatum is common, especially
in moist pine savannahs and bogs of the coastal plain; it also grows inland
to Tennessee, and in Mexico, the West Indies, Central America, and South America.
It is similar to subsp. leucothrix, which grows in the same habitat, often at the same sites.