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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, occasionally mat-like, often rhizomed. Stem: decumbent to erect, +- clumped. Leaf: basal and cauline; sheath open; ligule membranous, entire to irregularly toothed, occasionally with 1 large tooth on each side; blade flat to rolled. Inflorescence: panicle-like, narrow to open; branches spreading to appressed. Spikelet: generally single (bisexual) occasionally paired (bisexual, staminate or sterile); glumes subequal, generally 1--3-veined, short-pointed to awned, upper glume occasionally 3-veined; florets 1, occasionally 2; axis breaking above glumes; lemma short-pointed to awned, glabrous to hairy, 3-veined; palea <= lemma. Fruit: +- fusiform, red-brown, generally falling with lemma and palea.
Species In Genus: 173 species: temperate America, southern Asia. Etymology: (G.H.E. Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania botanist, 1753--1815) Note: Reports of Muhlenbergia dumosa Vasey, Muhlenbergia glauca (Nees) B.D. Jacks., Muhlenbergia thurberi (Scribn.) Rydb. have proved to be erroneous.
eFlora Treatment Author: Paul M. Peterson
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to MuhlenbergiaPrevious taxon: Melinis repens subsp. repens
Next taxon: Muhlenbergia alopecuroides
Citation for this treatment: Paul M. Peterson 2016. Muhlenbergia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11117, accessed on December 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 10, 2016.