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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.
Perennial herb. Stem: erect. Leaf: generally cauline; sheath glabrous; blade flat, margin scabrous. Inflorescence: panicle-like; branches spreading to ascending. Spikelet: ± sessile to stalked, breaking below glumes, falling as 1 unit; glumes ± equal or lower < upper, lower 1-veined, upper 1–3-veined; floret 1, slightly < or > glumes, bisexual; axis generally prolonged behind palea, short, bristle-like; lemma faintly 3–5-veined, short-awned just below acute tip, or awnless; palea ± < lemma; stamens 1–2.
4 species: temperate North America, northern South America, Eurasia. (Greek: a grass)
Unabridged references: [Brandenburg et al. 1991 Sida 14:581–596; Brandenburg 2007 FNANM 24:773–775]
1. Spikelet 4–5.5 mm; stamens 2, anthers generally 1–2.5 mm; lemma faintly 5-veined ..... C. bolanderi
1' Spikelet 2.5–4 mm; stamen 1, anthers < 1 mm; lemma generally 3-veined ..... C. latifolia
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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