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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ehrharta||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ehrharta calycina Sm.
Habit: Perennial herb, often rhizomatous. Stem: generally 30--75 cm, erect, glabrous. Leaf: sheath generally smooth, +- purple, auricles ciliate; ligules +- 1 mm; blade 5--20 cm, < 1 cm wide. Inflorescence: panicle-like, 5--25 cm, +- open, sometimes nodding or partly enclosed in upper sheaths; spikelets subsessile to stalked, stalk < 5 mm, +- thread-like. Spikelet: 4--8 mm; glumes 3--7 mm, +- equal, > sterile florets, becoming +- purple; sterile lemmas soft-hairy, upper auricled; fertile lemma 5--7-veined, veins glabrous or hairy, awn 0; palea < lemma; stamens 6. Chromosomes: 2n=24--28,30.
Ecology: Sandy soils; Elevation: generally < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCoRO, s NCoRI, ScV, SCoRO, SW; Distribution Outside California: Texas; native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Cult for forage, erosion control.
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
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Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Ehrharta calycina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=23852, accessed on August 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 28, 2016.