Apluda mutica

L.
Common names: Mauritian grass
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 649.

Culms to 3 m, decumbent and rooting from the lower nodes. Blades 5-25 cm long, 2-10 mm wide, flat, attenuate distally. Inflorescences 3-40 cm; rames to 10 mm long, subtending sheaths 3.5-10 mm, narrowly ovate in side view. Sessile spikelets 2-6 mm; lower glumes narrowly elliptic-lanceolate; upper lemmas unawned or awned; awns 4-12 mm. Pedicellate spikelets broadly lanceolate; larger spikelets 2-5 mm; smaller spikelets 2-4 mm. 2n = 20, 40.

Discussion

Reed (1964) reported finding Apluda mutica on chrome ore piles in Canton, Maryland (a temporary unloading ground for ores). The report has not been verified because his voucher specimens were not accessible at the time of writing. They were acquired by the Missouri Botanical Garden in 2001.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Apluda mutica"
anatomy +  and kranz +
Mary E. Barkworth +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
divergent +  and parallel +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
pseudopetiolate +
non-radiate +  and radiate +
well-developed +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
attenuate +
reduced +
2mm;10mm +
spikelike +
Mauritian grass +
purple +  and reddish +
ascending +  and erect +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br />) +
not woody +
capillary +
sometimes longer +
concealing +
compressed +  and terete +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
compressed +  and rounded +
unequal +
uncinate +
bracteate +  and ebracteate +
pedunculate +  and multiple-stalked +
axillary +  and subtending +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
solid +  and hollow +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
photosynthetic +
not aromatic +
coriaceous +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
elliptic-lanceolate +
complex +  and simple +
concealed +  and prominent +
pedicellate +
not fused +
dry +  and fleshy +
elongate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
pedicellate +  and sessile +
in triplets +  and paired +
sterile +  and bisexual +
lanceolate +
smaller +  and unequal +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
fused +  and free +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
dome--shaped +  and triangular +
Gramineae +
Apluda mutica +
species +
membranous +
sessile-pedicellate +
plant +  and scrambling +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +