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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Dasyochloa||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Dasyochloa pulchella (Kunth) Willd. ex Rydb.
Habit: Perennial herb, stoloniferous or mat-forming. Stem: generally 4--10 cm, scabrous or puberulent, initially erect, becoming bent, rooting at base of inflorescence. Leaf: not basal; sheath with a tuft of hairs at throat, < 2 mm; ligule of hairs 3--5 mm; blade 2--6 cm, folded. Inflorescence: panicle 1--2.5 cm, 1--1.5 cm wide, terminal, short, dense, branches spike-like, bearing 2--4 subsessile to short-pedicelled spikelets, subtended by leafy bracts, densely white-pubescent, light-green or purple-tinged. Spikelet: generally 6--9 mm, laterally compressed, florets (4)6--10; axis breaking above glumes; glumes 6--9 mm, subequal to adjacent lemma, glabrous, 1-veined, short-awned to mucronate; florets bisexual; lemma 3--5.5 mm, densely long-hairy below and on margins, thinly membranous, 3-veined, 2-lobed to +- 1/2, obtuse, midvein extending into a straight awn; palea 2--3.5 mm; anthers 3. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Sandy to rocky slopes, flats, desert shrubland, woodland; Elevation: 300--1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: to Colorado, Texas, central Mexico. Flowering Time: Feb--May
Synonyms: Erioneuron pulchellum (Kunth) Tateoka; Tridens pulchellus (Kunth) Hitchc.
eFlora Treatment Author: Jesús Valdés-Reyna
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Dasyochloa
Next taxon: Deschampsia
Citation for this treatment: Jesús Valdés-Reyna 2016. Dasyochloa pulchella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=22360, accessed on May 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 26, 2016.