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Habit: Perennial herb, cespitose. Stem: erect. Leaf: generally basal and cauline; sheaths < internodes; ligule short, densely ciliate; blade narrow, flat to folded. Inflorescence: generally raceme-like (occasionally panicle-like or spikelet 1). Spikelet: +- laterally compressed; glumes +- equal, > florets, papery, 1--7-veined; florets 3--8, breaking above glumes and between florets; callus short-hairy; lemma rounded, (5)7--11-veined, tip 2-toothed, awn 0 or generally awned on back below teeth, awn generally bent, flat, coiled below bend, straight, +- cylindric above bend; palea = lemma; anthers 3. Fruit: elliptic.
Species In Genus: 20 species: warm temperate, tropics, America, Europe, northern Africa. Etymology: (É. Danthoine, French botanist, agrostologist, 1739--1794) Note: Danthonia pilosa R. Br. now treated as Rytidosperma. Variation, especially in Danthonia californica, and Danthonia unispicata, needs study. Danthonia purpurea L. f. [Karroochloa purpurea (L. f.) Conert & Türpe], grown at the Botanical Garden at Berkeley, but not naturalized.
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr. & Kelly W. Allred
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to DanthoniaPrevious taxon: Dactyloctenium aegyptium
Next taxon: Danthonia californica
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. & Kelly W. Allred 2017. Danthonia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=11031, accessed on April 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 26, 2017.