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Habit: Annual, +- hairy. Stem: erect, becoming prostrate. Leaf: basal and cauline; collar 0; sheath and blade continuous; basal leaves long, floating when young, becoming dry and non-functional as aerial parts grow; cauline leaf blade flat or inrolled when dry. Inflorescence: generally spike-like, exserted; spikelets 2-ranked; axis breaking above glumes and between florets with age. Spikelet: laterally compressed; florets 4--40; glumes irregularly 2--5-toothed; lemma strongly 5-toothed, each tooth 1/3--1/2+ lemma, prominent central vein flanked by 2 weaker veins; palea < lemma; anthers white or +- pink, exserted, filaments slender, ribbon-like; stigma 1/3--1/2 style, +- sparsely short-hairy.
Species In Genus: 5 species: California, northern Baja California. Etymology: (C.R. Orcutt, California botanist, 1864--1929)
eFlora Treatment Author: John R. Reeder
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to OrcuttiaPrevious taxon: Neostapfia colusana
Next taxon: Orcuttia californica
Citation for this treatment: John R. Reeder 2016. Orcuttia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11125, 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.