Aeluropus littoralis

(Gouan) Pari.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 27.

Plants both rhizomatous and stoloniferous. Culms 9-25 cm, erect or decumbent. Sheaths strongly ridged, glabrous; blades 1.5-7 cm, adaxial surfaces glabrous, scabridulous, or sparsely hairy, strongly and closely ridged. Panicles 1-7 cm long, 4-10 mm wide, with 4-13 branches, each bearing 12 or more spikelets; lower branches usually not overlapping. Spikelets 3-4.5 mm, ovoid, with 6-9 florets. Glumes unequal, veins scabrous, margins glabrous or hairy; lower glumes 1-2.5 mm, 1-4-veined; upper glumes 1.5-3 mm, 3-6-veined; lemmas 1.5-4 mm, 9-11-veined, veins scabrous, margins glabrous or hairy, apices mucronate, mucros 0.1-0.3 mm; paleas hyaline, keels ciliolate; anthers 1-1.5 mm. Caryopses strongly compressed. 2n = 20.

Discussion

Aeluropus littoralis is native to Eurasia, where it grows in sandy, often saline habitats. It has been cultivated experimentally in Pima County, Arizona; it is not established in the Flora region.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number.

... more about "Aeluropus littoralis"
hairy +  and glabrous +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Mary E. Barkworth +
(Gouan) Pari. +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
multiple +, , +  and single +
triquetrous +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
not fused +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
membranous +
not pseudopetiolate +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
convolute +  and flat +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
non-disarticulating +
spikelike +
2.5mm;5mm +
compressed +
triangular +  and dome--shaped +
sometimes longer +
membranous +
decumbent +  and erect +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
not woody +
not waisted +
capillary +
pistillate +  and staminate +
sometimes longer +
6 +  and 9 +
bisexual +  and fertile +
round +  and compressed +
reduced +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
unequal +
uncinate +
paniculate +  and racemose +
hollow +  and solid +
not absent +
mucronate +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
sometimes longer +
inconspicuous +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
hairy +  and glabrous +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br />) +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
1cm +  and 7cm +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
dry +  and fleshy +
spikelike +
elongate +
persistent +
1 +  and 60 +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
compound +  and simple +
Gramineae +
Aeluropus littoralis +
Aeluropus +
species +
membranous +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
7 +  and 13 +
stoloniferous +  and rhizomatous +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +