Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1959.2, Puccinellia distans  
 

 

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  Poaceae Puccinellia distans
Photographed 7 January 2019.

Coll. No. 1959.2, 21 June 2018, characters observed: Perennial grass, to 45 cm., clumped; Leaves, Sheath, 62 mm., open; Ligule, membranous, 1.7 mm., auricles, absent; Blade, 41 mm., revolute, scabrous on mid-vein and margin, tip, prow-shaped; Inflorescence, 1 per culm, >leaves, open panicle, 120 mm. × 90 mm. wide, pyramidal, some branches reflexed; Rachis, not extended, scabrous; Spikelets, many, 2.5 mm. × 0.9 mm. wide, similar, borne singly, pedicels, 1.0-3.5 mm., 3-4 flowered; Compression, unremarkable; Disarticulation, above the glumes, between the florets, florets falling separately; Glumes, lower, 0.9 mm., veins, #1, upper, 1.5 mm., <lowest floret, veins, 1 or more, obscure, awns, #0; Lemma, 1.9 mm., >glumes, ovate, membranous, rolled, glabrous, purple to tan, veins, ≥5, obscure, tip, rounded, lacerate or erose, Palea, 1.9 mm., ±=lemma, keels minutely scabrous, tip, entire, color purple to straw; Anthers, 0.7 mm.; Crypsela, 1.2 mm. × 0.6 mm. wide, brown.

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