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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: erect, 1 to densely clumped. Leaf: generally basal, tufted; ligule narrow, decurrent to sheath, glabrous to minutely hairy; blade flat to inrolled. Inflorescence: panicle- to spike-like, open to narrow. Spikelet: glumes, lemmas shiny; glumes +- equal, > lower floret; axis prolonged >= 0.75 mm beyond upper floret, conspicuously bristly (sometimes with vestigial floret at tip); florets 1--3, bisexual, breaking above glumes and between florets; callus soft-hairy; lemma rounded, 2--4-toothed at truncate tip, faintly 3--7-veined, awned at or below middle, awn straight to bent; palea +- = lemma.
Species In Genus: 30--40 species: temperate America, Eurasia, New Zealand, Antarctica. Etymology: (Louis Auguste Deschamps, French naturalist, 1765--1842) Note: Deschampsia atropurpurea is now treated as Vahlodea atropurpurea.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to DeschampsiaPrevious taxon: Dasyochloa pulchella
Next taxon: Deschampsia cespitosa
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Deschampsia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11034, accessed on July 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.