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Achnatherum latiglume

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Poaceae
Scientific name  Achnatherum latiglume
Rank  Species
Order  Poales
Genus  Achnatherum
Higher classification  Achnatherum
Achnatherum latiglume
Similar  Achnatherum parishii, Achnatherum aridum, Achnatherum, Grasses, Achnatherum lettermanii

Achnatherum latiglume is a species of grass known by the common names wide-glumed needlegrass and Sierra needlegrass.

Its current classification by the Jepson Herbarium is Stipa latiglumis.

The bunchgrass is endemic to montane California, where it grows in the mountain meadows and pine forests of the Sierra Nevada, and in a few areas of the Transverse Ranges to the southwest.

Description

Achnatherum latiglume is a perennial bunchgrass forming tight bunches of erect stems up to 110 centimeters tall. It has hairlike leaves under 3 millimeters wide.

The inflorescence is up to about 30 centimeters long. Each hairy spikelet is just over a centimeter long and sharply pointed, with an awn about 4 centimeters long and kinked twice.

References

Achnatherum latiglume Wikipedia


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