Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1187, Melica stricta  
 

 

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  Poaceae Melica stricta
Photographed 26 June 2015.

Coll. No. 1187, 26 June 2015, characters observed: Perennial caespitose grass, to 35 cm., basal or subterranean nodes not swollen; Leaf, sheath and blade differentiated, tips flat; Inflorescence, panicle, 1° and 2° branches, appressed, pedicels sharply bent below spikelets, Spikelets, many, 1 per node, all similar, laterally compressed, Glumes, very short hairy, awns 0, lower, 10 mm., veins 3, <lowest floret, broadly transparent, upper, 11 mm., veins 5; Axis, scabrous or shory hairy, segments not thickened; Callus, glabrous; Florets, (3)4(5) per spikelet, lowest sterile, next 2 bisexual, uppermost vestigal; Lemma, 11 mm., very short hairy, veins 5 faint, awns 0; Palea, 6 mm., keels ciliate, margins.

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