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Habit: Annual, perennial herb; stolons and rhizomes generally 0. Stem: decumbent to erect. Leaf: basal and cauline; sheath open +- to base; ligule thinly membranous, acute to truncate, sometimes toothed. Inflorescence: panicle-like; lower branches reflexed to erect in fruit; spikelets stalked. Spikelet: bisexual; glumes < lowest floret, lower glume generally 1-veined, upper 3-veined; florets 2--9; lemma generally firm, back generally rounded, sometimes weakly keeled near tip, margin entire to scabrous-serrate near tip at 10×, glabrous to +- puberulent at base and along the veins in lower 1/2, generally glabrous elsewhere on surface, generally faintly 5-veined; awn 0; palea +- = lemma.
Species In Genus: +- 120 species: temperate to arctic, North America, Eurasia, southern hemisphere. Etymology: (B. Puccinelli, botanist, Italy, 1808--1850) Note: Generally on wet saline or alkaline soils in coastal and inland habitats; some species difficult to separate without hand lens. Puccinellia maritima (Huds.) Parl. not in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Jerrold I. Davis
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to PuccinelliaPrevious taxon: Polypogon viridis
Next taxon: Puccinellia distans
Citation for this treatment: Jerrold I. Davis 2016. Puccinellia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11153, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.