Directory       News       Site Map       Home
         
    Jepson eFlora
Key to families | Table of families and genera

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.

 

SCHISMUS MEDITERRANEAN GRASS

Kelly W. Allred


Annual, biennial, cespitose. Stem: erect to prostrate. Leaf: generally basal, tufted, glabrous; ligule short-hairy; blade flat or inrolled. Inflorescence: panicle-like, dense, 1–7 cm, 0.5–2(3) cm wide. Spikelet: ± laterally compressed; axis breaking above glumes and between florets; glumes lanceolate, membranous, 5–7-veined; florets 3–8, bisexual; lemma 9-veined, ciliate proximally, toothed to notched, awn ± 0 (mucro occasionally <= 1.5 mm); palea < to > lemma.
5 species: warm temperate, subtropics, Eurasia, Africa. (Greek: split, from notched lemma) [Kellogg 2003 FNANM 25:307–308]
Unabridged references: [Conert & Türpe 1974 Abh Senckenberg Naturf Ges 532:1–81]

Key to Schismus

1. Lower lemma generally > 2.5 mm, teeth narrowly triangular; palea of lowest floret acute, < lemma ..... S. arabicus

1' Lower lemma generally < 2.5 mm, teeth obtuse to widely triangular; palea of lowest floret obtuse, > lemma ..... S. barbatus

Contact/Feedback

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].
We encourage links to these pages, but the content may not be downloaded for reposting, repackaging, redistributing, or sale in any form, without written permission from The Jepson Herbarium.