Blepharidachne kingii

(S. Watson) Hack.
Common names: King’s eyelash grass
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 49.

Plants cespitose. Culms 3-8 (14) cm. Sheaths often with a tuft of hairs at the throat, sheaths immediately below the inflorescences often spathelike; ligules to 0.5 mm; blades 0.7-3 cm long, less than 1 mm wide, strongly convolute to conduplicate, stiffly arcuate, often deciduous. Panicles 10-25 mm, subcapitate, usually partially included in the 2 spathelike upper leaf-sheaths. Spikelets 6-9 mm. Glumes exceeding the florets, papery and translucent, scabridulous toward the base, acuminate or awn-tipped, awns to about 1.3 mm; lower glumes 6-7.5 mm; upper glumes 6.8-8.5 mm; lowest 2 florets usually sterile; lemmas of sterile florets 3.4-5.8 mm, lateral lobes 2.2-3 mm; paleas of sterile florets linear, plumose; third florets bisexual; third lemmas with lateral lobes 0.5-1.5 mm, awned, central awns 3-5 mm; paleas of third florets subequal to slightly longer than the lemmas; anthers 2 (1), about 1.5 mm. Caryopses about 2 mm, compressed. 2n = 14.

Discussion

Blepharidachne kingii grows at scattered locations in arid regions of the Great Basin, sometimes being locally abundant.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number."wider" is not a number.

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1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
Jesus Valdes-Reyna +
(S. Watson) Hack. +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
multiple +, , +  and single +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (?) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
not fused +
mat-forming +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
membranous +
not pseudopetiolate +
strongly convolute +  and conduplicate +
deciduous +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
usually linear +  and lanceolate occasionally ovate +
0mm;1mm +
spikelike +
compressed +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
triangular +  and dome--shaped +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
sometimes longer +
membranous +
King’s eyelash grass +
branched +  and rooting +
ascending +  and erect +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
not woody +
Utah +, Calif. +, Idaho +  and Nev. +
not waisted +
capillary +
0.34 cm3.4 mm <br />0.0034 m <br /> (0.58 cm5.8 mm <br />0.0058 m <br />) +
sometimes longer +
subequal +  and slightly longer +
bisexual +  and sterile +
round +  and compressed +
reduced +
shorter or longer +
scabridulous +
acuminate +
subequal +
uncinate +
paniculate +  and racemose +
hollow +  and solid +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
not absent +
pilose +  and glabrous +
3-lobed +  and rounded +
shorter to slightly +
sometimes longer +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
inconspicuous +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 m <br />) +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
included +  and exserted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
dry +  and fleshy +
spikelike +
staminate +, pedicellate +  and subsessile +
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0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
compound +  and simple +
Gramineae +
Blepharidachne kingii +
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membranous +
0.68 cm6.8 mm <br />0.0068 m <br /> (0.85 cm8.5 mm <br />0.0085 m <br />) +
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plant +  and cespitose +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +