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Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.
Annual, perennial herb. Stem: ascending to erect, 5–100 cm. Leaf: basal to cauline; ligule membranous to translucent; blade flat. Inflorescence: erect to pendent, panicle-like, open. Spikelet: ± pendent, ± laterally compressed, subconic to ovoid; glumes subequal, papery, rounded at tip, 3–9-veined; florets 3–19; axis breaking above glumes and between florets; lemma width > length, papery to translucent, rounded at tip, 7–9-veined; palea ± = lemma.
10–12 species: Europe, northern Africa. (Greek: a kind of grain) [Snow 2007 FNANM 24:612–614] Briza media L., a cultivated perennial herb with ligule < 0.5 mm and spikelets 4–6 mm, best treated as waif in California.
1. Spikelets 10–19 mm ..... B. maxima
1' Spikelets 2–5 mm ..... B. minor
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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