Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1855, Poa secunda ssp. secunda  
 

 

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  Poaceae Poa secunda
Scanned 5 November 2018.

Coll. No. 1855, 18 May 2018, characters observed: Perennial, to 50 cm., not rhizomatous; Internodes, hollow, glabrous; Sheath, 60 mm., open; Ligule, membranous, 4 mm., auricles, 0.2-0.3 mm.; Blade, 20-37 mm. × 2 mm. to 1 mm. wide, flat, tip folded and fused (prow-shaped), mid-rib and margins sparsely scabrous; Inflorescence, 1 per culm, >leaves, panicle, 80 mm. × 11 mm. wide, 1-5  branches, 3-7 mm., spikelets, many; Rachis, sparsely scabrous, nodes yellowish; Spikelets, many, similar, 1 per node, 5-6.2 mm. × 1.5-2 mm. wide, 2-many flowered; Compression, unremarkable; Glumes, lower, 2.5 mm., veins, #3, upper, 3.2 mm., veins, #3, awns, #0; Florets, 3 per spikelet, fertile; Axis, sparsely hairy; Lemma, 3.5 mm., ±=glumes, lanceolate, membranous, rounded proximal ½ to weakly keeled above, wavy hairy (to 0.5 mm.) proximally, not cobwebby, color, green, veins, #5, ±parallel, tip, entire, obtuse, awns, #0; Palea, 3.2 mm., ±lemma, membranous, glabrous, greenish at base and margins, Anthers, 1.3 mm.

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