Phleum phleoides

(L.) H. Karsten
Common names: Purple-stem cat's tail
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24.

Plants perennial; densely ces¬pitose, not rhizomatous. Culms 6-90 cm, erect or nearly so, lower internodes not enlarged or bulbous. Sheaths of the flag leaves inflated; auricles not developed; ligules 1-2 mm, truncate, rounded, or obtuse; blades to 12 (26) cm long, 1-6 mm wide, flat or convolute. Panicles 2-14 (17) cm long, 4-10 mm wide, narrowly cylindrical, tapering distally; branches not adnate to the rachises. Glumes 2-3.7 mm, oblong-lanceolate, keels usually scabrous or shortly ciliate, sometimes smooth, apices not abruptly narrowed, awned, awns 0.3-0.5 mm; lemmas 2/3 - 3/4 as long as the glumes, glabrous or puberulent, apices acute; anthers about 1.5 mm. 2n = 14, 28.

Discussion

Phleum phleoides is native to dry grasslands from Europe through central Asia. It was collected, in 1990, beside railroad tracks in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number.

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membranous +  and scarious +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
Acute (?) +  and Narrowed (?) +
Mary E. Barkworth +
(L.) H. Karsten +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
straight +
basal +  and terminal +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
not connate +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
keeled +, cuneate +  and u--shaped +
swelling +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
not evident +
convolute +  and flat +
1mm;6mm +
not adnate +
spikelike +
Purple-stem cat's tail +
not branching +
nearly +  and erect +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (90 cm900 mm <br />0.9 m <br />) +
not woody +
Conn. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, Wash. +, Del. +, D.C +, Wis. +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Greenland +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, W.Va. +, Pacific Islands (Hawaii) +, Mass. +, Maine +, N.H. +, R.I. +, Vt. +, Fla. +, Wyo. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, La. +, Tenn. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Pa. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Va. +, Colo. +, Alaska +, Ala. +, Kans. +, N.Dak. +, Nebr. +, Okla. +, S.Dak. +, Ark. +, Ill. +, Ga. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ariz. +, Md. +, Ohio +, Utah +, Mo. +, Minn. +, Mich. +, Nev. +, Miss. +, Ky. +  and Oreg. +
1/6 +  and 1/4 +
liquid +, soft +  and hard +
capillary +
pistillate +  and staminate +
sometimes longer +
sterile +  and bisexual +
compressed +
reduced +
subtending +
oblong-lanceolate +
unequal +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.37 cm3.7 mm <br />0.0037 m <br />) +
uncinate +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
2/3 +  and 3/4 +
not keeled +
obtuse +, rounded +  and truncate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
well-developed +
2-keeled +
subequal +
2cm +  and 14cm +
tapering +  and cylindrical +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
dry +  and fleshy +
inflated +
1 +  and 60 +
compressed +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
simple +  and compound +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
Gramineae +
Phleum phleoides +
species +
membranous +
parallel +  and converging +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +