Eastern Mojave Vegetation Florets of Coll. No. 1890, Hesperostipa comata  


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  Poaceae Hesperostipa comata
Scanned 21 November 2018.

Coll. No. 1890, 28 May 2018, characters observed: Perennial, 50 cm., clumped, nonrhizomatous; Roots, fibrous; Stem, herbaceous; Leaves, blade and sheath differentiated; Sheath, 100-120 mm., open ≥½, glabrous; Ligule, membranous, length 3.7 mm., lacerate into 2 equal parts, auricles 0; Blade, 60 mm., involute, glabrous; Inflorescence, 1 per culm, >leaves, panicle, 200 mm. × 30 mm. wide; Rachis, not extended, somewhat scabrous throughout; Spikelets, many, similar, borne singly; Compression, unremarkable; Disarticulation, above the glumes; Glumes, lower, 23 mm., veins #3, upper, 23 mm., veins #5, awl-shaped, rounded, membranous, ±equal, tip, very narrow, not awned; Florets, 1 per spikelet; Callus, 5 mm., sharp, straight hairs to 1.5 mm., color tan; Lemma, 9.5 mm., rolled, indurate, straight hairy 0.5 mm., color tan, veins #3(?), awns, #1, 160 mm., bent, twisted, hairs, short straight proximally, scabrous distally; Palea, 9 mm., ±lemma, few white hairs on mid-vein; Stamens, #3; Anthers, 6.5 mm.

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