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Habit: (Annual) perennial herb, cespitose, often mat-forming. Stem: 3--8(20) cm, often rooting at lower nodes. Leaf: short, clustered at base of shoots; ligules of hairs or 0; blade linear, needle-like to triangular. Inflorescence: panicle-like, dense, short, scarcely elevated above leaves. Spikelet: laterally compressed; glumes +- equal, thin, 1-veined, awn-tipped or awn 0; axis breaking apart above glumes, falling as 1 unit; florets 4, lower 2 sterile or staminate, 3rd bisexual or pistillate; lemma hairy on margins and at base, back rounded, 3-veined, deeply 3-lobed to middle, 1 or both margins ciliate, short-awned, tip awned between lobes, awn = lobes, uppermost floret rudimentary, 3-awned, awns hairy; palea ciliate or glabrous.
Species In Genus: 4 species: southwestern United States, Mexico, Argentina. Etymology: (Greek: eyelash + chaff, referring to ciliate lemma) Note: Similar to Dasyochloa pulchella.
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Beckmannia syzigachne
Next taxon: Blepharidachne kingii
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Blepharidachne, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10995, accessed on August 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 28, 2016.