Lycurus phleoides

Kunth
Common names: Common wolfstail
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 203.

Culms 20-50 cm, erect to ascending, often geniculate. Ligules 1.5-3 mm, commonly acute to acuminate, with narrow trianfular lobes 1.5-3 (4) mm long extending from the sides of the sheaths; blades 4-8 cm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, acute or mucronate, midribs sometimes extending up to 3 mm as a short bristle. Similar to Lycurus setosus in inflorescence and aspikelet characters, except the upper glumes occasionally with a second shorter, more delicate awn. 2n = 40, ca. 40.

Distribution

Maine, Okla., N.Mex., Tex., Ariz., Colo.

Discussion

Lycurus phleoides grows on rocky hills and open slopes, at elevations of 670-2600 m. It grows from the southwestern United States to southern Mexico, and in northern South America. It flowers from July-October.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number.

... more about "Lycurus phleoides"
Charlotte G. Reeder +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
flexuous +
usually longer +  and commonly longer +
single +  and 2 +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
membranous +
not pseudopetiolate +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
mucronate +  and acute +
1mm;1.5mm +
spikelike +
triangular +  and dome--shaped +
sometimes longer +
membranous +
Common wolfstail +
erect +  and ascending +
geniculate +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
not woody +
Maine +, Okla. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Ariz. +  and Colo. +
not waisted +
capillary +
pistillate +  and staminate +
sometimes longer +
bisexual +  and fertile +
round +  and compressed +
reduced +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
subequal +
uncinate +
paniculate +  and racemose +
hollow +  and solid +
not absent +
glabrous +  and pubescent +
tapering +  and lanceolate +
sometimes longer +
commonly acute +  and acuminate +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (?) +
triangular +
inconspicuous +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
occasionally +  and acute +
spikelike +
dry +  and fleshy +
spikelike +
scabridulous +  and smooth +
compressed-keeled +
compressed +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
compound +  and simple +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
Gramineae +
Lycurus phleoides +
species +
cuplike +
membranous +
1.5mm +  and 3mm +
7 +  and 13 +
plant +  and cespitose +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +