Alopecurus rendlei

Eig
Common names: Rendle's meadow foxtail
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 786.
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Illustrator: Cindy Roché

Copyright: Utah State University

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.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number.

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membranous +  and scarious +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
straight +
midlength +
Acuminate (?) +  and Acute (?) +
coriaceous +
William J. Crins +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
straight +
basal +  and terminal +
geniculate +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
midlength +
swelling +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (16 cm160 mm <br />0.16 m <br />) +
not evident +
scabrous +  and glabrous +
involute +  and flat +
1mm;3mm +
spikelike +
Rendle's meadow foxtail +
not branching +
solitary +  and clumped +
decumbent +  and erect +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 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 +
glabrous +  and pilose +
dilated +
constricted +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.64 cm6.4 mm <br />0.0064 m <br />) +
indurate +  and coriaceous +
exceeding the florets +  and equaling +
narrowing +
uncinate +
capitate +  and cylindrical +
1-7(9)-veined +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
lanceolate +  and ovate +
0.56 cm5.6 mm <br />0.0056 m <br /> (0.64 cm6.4 mm <br />0.0064 m <br />) +
membranous +
glabrous +  and puberulent +
0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 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 +
1cm +  and 3.2cm +
spikelike +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 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 rendlei +
Alopecurus +
species +
membranous +
parallel +  and converging +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +