Eastern Mojave Vegetation Inflorescence of Coll. No. 1932, Hordeum sp., probably H. jubatum.  


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  Poaceae Hordeum jubatum
Scanned 8 June 2018.

Under the microscope this was pretty clearly a fungus infection that was distorting the natural growth of the spikelets. The inflorescence was definitely a two-sided spike with 3 spikelets at each node. The center spikelet had a small but recognizable lemma, and the lateral spikelets had a recognizable very short curved pedicel. That, coupled with a nearby collection of H. jubatum makes me pretty sure this was the same, just badly infected by a fungus.

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