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Habit: Annual, +- hairy. Stem: ascending to erect, unbranched, often fragile, easily breaking apart at nodes. Leaf: basal and cauline; collar 0; sheath and blade continuous; blade flat or becoming inrolled when dry. Inflorescence: spike-like, partly enclosed by upper sheath or exserted with age; spikelets spirally arranged on axis. Spikelet: laterally compressed; glumes entire or irregularly short-toothed; florets 5--40, tardily breaking above glumes and between florets; lemma entire or minutely toothed, generally with central sharp point, 11--17-veined; palea +- = lemma; anthers exserted, filaments slender, ribbon-like; stigmas 1/3--1/2 style length, sparsely short-hairy. Fruit: obovoid or oblong.
Species In Genus: 3 species: California, southern Baja California. Etymology: (Anagram of Orcuttia)
eFlora Treatment Author: John R. Reeder
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to TuctoriaPrevious taxon: Triticum aestivum
Next taxon: Tuctoria greenei
Citation for this treatment: John R. Reeder 2016. Tuctoria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11198, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.