Schizachne purpurascens

(Torr.) Swallen
Common names: False melic Schizachne pourpre
Synonyms: Schizachne purpurascens var. pubescens
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 103.

Culms (30) 50-80 (110) cm, sometimes slightly decumbent at the base, otherwise erect. Ligules 0.5-1.5 mm; blades 2-4 (5) mm wide, glabrous or adaxial surfaces pilose. Panicles 7-13 (17) cm, open or closed, often reduced to racemes in depauperate plants. Spikelets 11.5-17 mm. Glumes glabrous, acute; lower glumes 4.2-6.2 mm, faintly (1) 3-5-veined; upper glumes 6-9 mm, faintly (3) 5-veined; lemmas 8-10.5 (12) mm; awns 8-15 mm, as long as or longer than the lemma bodies, somewhat twisted and divergent or slightly geniculate; anthers 1.4-2 mm. 2n = 20.

Distribution

Conn., Mass., Maine, N.H., Vt., Wis., W.Va., Fla., Wyo., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., N.W.T., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon, Pa., R.I., Va., Colo., Alaska, Ill., Ind., Iowa, N.Dak., Nebr., S.Dak., Md., Ohio, Utah, Minn., Mich., Mont., Ky.

Discussion

In North America, Schizachne purpurascens grows in moist to mesic woods, from south of the tree line in Alaska and northern Canada through the Rocky Mountains to New Mexico in the west, and to Kentucky and Maryland in the east.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number.

... more about "Schizachne purpurascens"
membranous +  and scarious +
0.14 cm1.4 mm <br />0.0014 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
awned +  and bifid +
scarious +
Jacques Cayouette +  and Stephen J. Darbyshire +
(Torr.) Swallen +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
basal +  and apical +
geniculate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
persistent +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
involute +  and folded +
2mm;4mm +
with hairs +  and glabrous +
False melic +  and Schizachne pourpre +
not branching +
50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br /> (80 cm800 mm <br />0.8 m <br />) +
not woody +
Conn. +, Mass. +, Maine +, N.H. +, Vt. +, Wis. +, W.Va. +, Fla. +, Wyo. +, N.J. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Va. +, Colo. +, Alaska +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, N.Dak. +, Nebr. +, S.Dak. +, Md. +, Ohio +, Utah +, Minn. +, Mich. +, Mont. +  and Ky. +
0 +  and 1/3 +
liquid +, soft +  and hard +
capillary +
sometimes longer +
3 +  and 6 +
compressed +
reduced +
hyaline +  and anthocyanic +
shorter than to longer than the adjacent lemmas +
scarious +  and membranous +
uncinate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.05 cm10.5 mm <br />0.0105 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
lanceolate +
0.42 cm4.2 mm <br />0.0042 m <br /> (0.62 cm6.2 mm <br />0.0062 m <br />) +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
well-developed +
reduced +
17 cm170 mm <br />0.17 m <br /> (?) +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
dry +  and fleshy +
4 +  and 20 +
not viviparous +
compressed +
1.15 cm11.5 mm <br />0.0115 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
simple +  and compound +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
Schizachne purpurascens var. pubescens +
Schizachne purpurascens +
Schizachne +
species +
membranous +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
conspicuous +
plant +  and cespitose +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +