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Key to Orcuttia

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1. Lemma teeth unequal, central tooth longest

2. Lemma 6–7 mm, teeth awned, awns > 1 mm; fruit ± 2.5 mm ..... O. viscida

2' Lemma <= 5 mm, teeth sharp-pointed or awned, awns < 0.5 mm; fruit <= 2 mm

3. Plant sparsely hairy; stem generally prostrate; spikelets well separated on axis below, crowded toward tip; South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains, Peninsular Ranges ..... O. californica (2)

3' Plant conspicuously hairy, ± gray; stem erect or ± spreading; spikelets crowded, inflorescence ± head-like; c Sierra Nevada Foothills, San Joaquin Valley ..... O. inaequalis

1' Lemma teeth ± equal

4. Stem generally prostrate; fruit 1.5–2 mm ..... O. californica (2)

4' Stem erect, ascending, or decumbent; fruit 2–3 mm

5. Stem branching only at lower nodes; upper spikelets densely crowded, lower well separated; plant generally densely hairy ..... O. pilosa

5' Stem often branching from upper nodes; spikelets ± evenly spaced, not densely crowded; plant sparsely hairy ..... O. tenuis


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