Alopecurus rendlei

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Common names: Rendle's meadow foxtail
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 786.
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Illustrator: Cindy Roché
Plants annual; tufted. Culms 8-30(40) cm, erect or decumbent. Ligules 0.6-3 mm, obtuse; blades 1-16 cm long, 1-3 mm wide; upper sheaths inflated. Panicles 1-3.2 cm long, 5-11 mm wide. Glumes 5-6.4 mm, connate in the lower 1/4-1/3, dilated and coriaceous in the lower 1/2, pilose or glabrous in the lower 1/2, indurate and constricted above the middle, keels not winged, ciliate on all veins, apices acute, slightly divergent; lemmas 5.6-6.4 mm, connate basally, glabrous or puberulent distally, apices coriaceous, acuminate, awns 6.5-18 mm, geniculate, exceeding the lemmas by 0.8-7.2 mm; anthers about 3 mm. Caryposes 3.5-4.5 mm. 2n = 14.

Discussion

Alopecurus rendlei is native to wet meadows, and adventive in roadsides and waste places, in southern and western Europe. It was found growing on ballast in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880; it has not been collected in North America since then.

References

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Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.