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Habit: Annual [perennial herb]. Stem: decumbent to erect. Leaf: basal and cauline; sheath glabrous or hairy; ligule generally < 1 mm, membrane hairy-fringed; blade generally flat. Inflorescence: panicle-like, +- dense; 1° branches spreading to appressed; 2° branches appressed; spikelets many, 1--2 per node, short-stalked to subsessile, on one side of axis. Spikelet: lanceolate, +- dorsally compressed, generally green, falling as 1 unit; glumes strongly unequal, lower glume generally 0, fused to spikelet base to form a disk- or cup-like ring between stalk and upper glume, upper glume +- = spikelet; florets 2, lower floret sterile, generally acuminate, palea 0, upper floret fertile, lemma firm or hard, generally wrinkled, margin inrolled, tip short-pointed to awned.
Species In Genus: +- 30 species: warm temperate, tropics, worldwide. Etymology: (Latin: woolly grass) Note: Eriochloa villosa (Thunb.) Kunth reported from Sonoma Co. as germinating from birdseed. Report of Eriochloa fatmensis (Hochst. & Steud.) Clayton in northern D not verified.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert Webster
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to EriochloaPrevious taxon: Eragrostis pilosa var. pilosa
Next taxon: Eriochloa acuminata var. acuminata
Citation for this treatment: Robert Webster 2016. Eriochloa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11061, accessed on May 05, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 05, 2016.