Cladoraphis cyperoides

(Thunb.) S.M. Phillips
Common names: Bristly lovegrass
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 105.

Culms 2-80 cm. Blades 2-11 cm long, 4-9 mm wide, margins ciliate basally. Primary branches to 8 cm, widely spaced, often separated by more than their own length. Spikelets with 4-9 (20) florets, densely clustered, appressed to and concealing the branch axes; lemmas about 3.5 mm. 2n = unknown.

Discussion

Cladoraphis cyperoides was once collected on a ballast dump at Linnton (near Portland, Oregon). It is not known to have persisted in North America. The spinelike leaves and panicle branches would probably make an encounter memorable.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number.

... more about "Cladoraphis cyperoides"
Mary E. Barkworth +
(Thunb.) S.M. Phillips +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
multiple +, , +  and single +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
not fused +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
membranous +
not pseudopetiolate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (11 cm110 mm <br />0.11 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sharp-pointed +, rolled +  and linear-lanceolate +
4mm;9mm +
spikelike +
triangular +  and dome--shaped +
membranous +
Bristly lovegrass +
persistent +
ascending +  and erect +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
not waisted +
capillary +
pistillate +  and staminate +
sometimes longer +
4 +  and 9 +
round +  and compressed +
reduced +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
uncinate +
paniculate +  and racemose +
hollow +  and solid +
not absent +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (?) +
sometimes longer +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
dry +  and fleshy +
not disarticulating +
separated +  and spaced +
than by more their own length +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
spikelike +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
1 +  and 60 +
compressed +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
compound +  and simple +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
Gramineae +
Cladoraphis cyperoides +
Cladoraphis +
species +
membranous +
7 +  and 13 +
stoloniferous +  and rhizomatous +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
12 +, 10 +, 9 +, 8 +  and 7 +