Alopecurus creticus

Trin.
Common names: Cretan meadow foxtail
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 788.
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Plants annual; tufted. Culms 7-21 (40) cm, erect. Ligules 1.4-2.3 mm, obtuse; blades 1-8 cm long, 1-3.5 mm wide; upper sheaths usually inflated. Panicles 2-4.3 cm long, 4-5.5 mm wide, dense. Glumes 3-4.5 mm, connate in the lower 1/2 - 4/5, coriaceous, glabrous or pub¬escent over the veins, keels winged, ciliate, apices obtuse, mucronate, divergent; lemmas 2.5-3.5 mm, connate at the base, glabrous, apices truncate, awns 3-6 mm, geniculate, exceeding the lemmas by 0-4 mm; anthers 1.2-2.5 mm. 2n = unknown.

Discussion

Alopecurus creticus is native to marshes and wet places in the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula. It was discovered on ballast dumps in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the nineteenth century; it has not persisted in the Flora region.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number.

... more about "Alopecurus creticus"
membranous +  and scarious +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
straight +
midlength +
Mucronate (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
William J. Crins +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
straight +
basal +  and terminal +
geniculate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
midlength +
swelling +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
not evident +
scabrous +  and glabrous +
involute +  and flat +
1mm;3.5mm +
spikelike +
Cretan meadow foxtail +
not branching +
solitary +  and clumped +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (21 cm210 mm <br />0.21 m <br />) +
not woody +
1/4 +  and 1/3 +
liquid +, soft +  and hard +
capillary +
pistillate +  and staminate +
sometimes longer +
sterile +  and bisexual +
compressed +
reduced +
shorter or longer +
unequal +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
coriaceous +  and membranous +
exceeding the florets +  and equaling +
narrowing +
uncinate +
capitate +  and cylindrical +
1-7(9)-veined +
lanceolate +  and ovate +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
membranous +
glabrous +  and puberulent +
0.14 cm1.4 mm <br />0.0014 m <br /> (0.23 cm2.3 mm <br />0.0023 m <br />) +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
lanceolate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
well-developed +
2-keeled +
reduced +
2cm +  and 4.3cm +
spikelike +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
dry +  and fleshy +
not prolonged +
Introduced +
1 +  and 60 +
oval +  and compressed +
0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
simple +  and compound +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
Gramineae +
Alopecurus creticus +
Alopecurus +
species +
membranous +
parallel +  and converging +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +