Achnatherum lemmonii subsp. pubescens

(Crampton) Barkworth
Synonyms: Stipa occidentalis var. pubescens Stipa lemmonii var. pubescens Stipa elmeri
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 125.
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Copyright: Utah State University

Lower sheaths and culms densely tomentose, hairs 0.4-0.6 mm.

Discussion

Achnatherum lemmonii subsp. pubescens is restricted to serpentine soils in southern California. Barkworth and Linman (1984) rejected subsp. pubescens, not appreciating that it differed in having tomentose, rather than pubescent, culms.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Mary E. Barkworth +
(Crampton) Barkworth +
Wash. +, B.C. +, Utah +, Calif. +, Oreg. +, Mont. +, Ariz. +, Idaho +  and Nev. +
Stipa occidentalis var. pubescens +, Stipa lemmonii var. pubescens +  and Stipa elmeri +
Achnatherum lemmonii subsp. pubescens +
Achnatherum lemmonii +
subspecies +