Anthenantia villosa

(Michx.) P. Beauv
Common names: Purple silkyscale
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 384.

Culms 70-110 cm, erect from scaly rhizomes. Leaves mostly shorter than 30 cm, junction of the sheath and blade evident; blades 5-10 mm wide, at an angle to the sheaths, surfaces glabrous or the adaxial surfaces hirsute, margins hispid, with papillose-based hairs. Panicles 8-16 cm long, 1-3 cm wide; branches stiffly to loosely erect. Spikelets 3-4 mm long, 0.7-1.5 mm wide. Upper glumes and lower lemmas pubescent, hairs 0.5-1 mm, appressed or spreading, usually colorless or white; anthers 1-1.8 mm. Caryopses 1.2-1.4 mm. 2n = 20.

Discussion

Anthenantia villosa grows in dry, usually sandy soil on the southeastern coastal plain from eastern Texas to North Carolina. It usually grows in wetter habitats in southeastern Texas than in other portions of its range.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number."elongated" is not a number.

... more about "Anthenantia villosa"
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br />) +
anatomy +  and kranz +
J.K. Wipff +
(Michx.) P. Beauv +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
divergent +  and parallel +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
membranous +
disarticulating +  and pseudopetiolate +
non-radiate +  and radiate +
usually linear +  and lanceolate occasionally ovate +
5mm;10mm +
not spikelike +
not developed +
terete +  and compressed +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.14 cm1.4 mm <br />0.0014 m <br />) +
sometimes longer +
Purple silkyscale +
branched +  and solid +
70 cm700 mm <br />0.7 m <br /> (110 cm1,100 mm <br />1.1 m <br />) +
capillary +
germination +
pistillate +  and staminate +
sometimes longer +
compressed +  and terete +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
unequal +
membranous +
papillose-based +
white +  and colorless +
spreading +  and appressed +
uncinate +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
bracteate +  and ebracteate +
solid +  and hollow +
cauline +  and basal +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (?) +
coriaceous +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br />) +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
0.5mm;1mm +
complex +  and simple +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
8cm +  and 16cm +
subterranean +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
dry +  and fleshy +
elongate +
in triplets +  and paired +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
1 +  and 60 +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
obovoid +  and compressed +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.7mm +  and 1.5mm +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
fused +  and free +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
dome--shaped +  and triangular +
Gramineae +
Anthenantia villosa +
Anthenantia +
species +
membranous +
cartilaginous +, coriaceous +  and indurate +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +