Elionurus barbiculmis

Hack.
Common names: Woolyspike balsamscale
Synonyms: Elionurus barbiculmis var. parviflorus
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 685.

Plants cespitose. Culms 40-60 cm, erect, usually unbranched, densely antrorsely hirsute beneath the nodes. Sheaths mostly glabrous, often ciliate on the margins, particularly at the throat; ligules with 1-2 mm hairs; blades 15-30 cm long, 1-2 (4) mm wide, usually involute, abaxial surfaces with scattered long hairs adjacent to the margins, adaxial surfaces usually densely pilose. Rames 5-10 cm, internodes densely villous. Sessile spikelets 4.5-8 mm; calluses about 0.5 mm, hirsute; lower glumes densely hirsute, acuminate, bifid, teeth 1.5-2.5 mm; pedicels densely pilose dorsally. Pedicellate spikelets with densely pilose lower glumes. 2n = 20.

Discussion

Elionurus barbiculmis grows on mesas, rocky slopes, hills, and in canyons, usually above 1200 m. Its range extends from southern Arizona and southwestern Texas into northern Mexico.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Elionurus barbiculmis"
villous +  and pilose +
entire +, cuspidate +  and bilobed +
not rimmed +
anatomy +  and kranz +
Mary E. Barkworth +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
divergent +  and parallel +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
pseudopetiolate +
non-radiate +  and radiate +
well-developed +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
folded +, flat +  and involute +
reduced +
1mm;2mm +
spikelike +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
Woolyspike balsamscale +
purple +  and reddish +
40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br /> (60 cm600 mm <br />0.6 m <br />) +
not woody +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +  and Tex. +
capillary +
sometimes longer +
concealing +
compressed +  and terete +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
compressed +  and rounded +
unequal +
adjacent +  and scattered +
uncinate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
bracteate +  and ebracteate +
pedunculate +  and multiple-stalked +
solid +  and hollow +
columnar +  and clavate +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
photosynthetic +
aromatic +
coriaceous +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
pilose +  and hirsute +
subcoriaceous +
complex +  and simple +
concealed +  and prominent +
sessile-pedicellate +
not fused +
dry +  and fleshy +
elongate +
flexuous +
pedicellate +  and sessile +
in triplets +  and paired +
sterile +  and bisexual +
muticous +  and compressed +
usually smaller +  and reduced +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
fused +  and free +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
dome--shaped +  and triangular +
Elionurus barbiculmis var. parviflorus +
Elionurus barbiculmis +
Elionurus +
species +
membranous +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
sessile-pedicellate +
annual +  and perennial +
plant +  and cespitose +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +