Achnatherum lemmonii subsp. pubescens
Synonyms: Stipa occidentalis pubescens Stipa lemmonii pubescens Stipa elmeri
Found in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 125.
Lower sheaths and culms densely tomentose, hairs 0.4-0.6 mm.
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.