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Habit: Annual, perennial herb from rhizomes or cespitose, 5--200 cm. Stem: decumbent to erect; nodes often hairy. Leaf: generally cauline; blade flat to inrolled, glabrous to short-hairy; ligule membranous. Inflorescence: spike- to raceme-like; spikelets generally 1 per node, +- cylindric, ascending to appressed, sessile to short-stalked. Spikelet: glumes unequal, <= lowest floret, 3--9-veined, acute to awned; florets 3--24, bisexual; axis breaking above glumes and between florets; lemma back rounded, 5--9-veined, acute to awned from tip; palea slightly < lemma, clearly ciliate or toothed.
Species In Genus: +- 18 species: temperate, subtropics worldwide. Etymology: (Greek: short foot, from short, thick spikelet stalk in some species) Note: Reports of Brachypodium phoenicoides (L.) Roem. & Schult. from Sonoma Co. have not been verified.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael B. Piep
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to BrachypodiumPrevious taxon: Bouteloua trifida
Next taxon: Brachypodium distachyon
Citation for this treatment: Michael B. Piep 2016. Brachypodium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11001, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.