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Habit: Perennial herb, tufted or mat-like, sometimes from short stolons. Stem: spreading to erect. Leaf: generally basal; ligule short-hairy; blade +- stiff, pointed. Inflorescence: raceme- or panicle-like, head-like, +- dense. Spikelet: laterally compressed; glumes +- equal, membranous, generally acuminate, glabrous, 1-veined; axis breaking apart above glumes and between florets; florets 4--20, lower bisexual, upper staminate or sterile; lemma wide, back rounded, generally densely soft-hairy below middle, 3-veined, tip 2-lobed or not, short-awned from tip or not; palea densely hairy below middle; stamens 1 or 3.
Species In Genus: 5 species: southwestern United States, Mexico, South America. Etymology: (Greek: woolly vein, from lemma, palea hairs) Note: Erioneuron pulchellum moved to Dasyochloa.
eFlora Treatment Author: Jesús Valdés-Reyna
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Eriochloa contracta
Next taxon: Erioneuron pilosum
Citation for this treatment: Jesús Valdés-Reyna 2016. Erioneuron, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11063, accessed on May 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 03, 2016.