Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1805, Poa fendleriana  


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  Poaceae Poa fendleriana
Photographed 14 January 2019.

Coll. No. 1805, 8 May 2018, characters observed: Perennial grass, to 22 cm., clumped; Roots, fibrous; Stem, herbaceous; Leaves, sheath, 40-80 mm., open; ligule, membranous, 1.5 mm., auricles, absent; blade, 40 mm, revolute, margins, scabrous; Inflorescence, 1 per culm, >leaves, contracted panicle, 80 mm. × 14 mm. wide, 4± branches; Rachis, not extended, sparsely scabrous; Spikelets, many, 7 mm. × 1.3 mm. wide, similar, borne singly, stalked, pedicels 1-2 mm., 2-many flowered; Compression, lateral; Disarticulation, above the glumes; Glumes, lower, 2.6 mm., veins, #3, upper, 2.7 mm., <lowest floret, veins, #3, keeled, membranous, awns, #0; Florets, 4 per spikelet, all staminate, no pistillate or bisexual florets found; Lemma, 4.5 mm., >glumes, ovate, membranous, hairy proximally to short hairy distally, none cobwebby, color, green-purple, veins, #5, obscure, tip, obtuse; Palea, 3.7 mm., <lemma, membranous, veins, green, ciliate, margin, glabrous, tip, entire; Anthers, 1.7 mm.

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