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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Glyceria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Glyceria leptostachya Buckley
Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: 10--15 dm, 2--4 mm diam. Leaf: ligule 4--9 mm; blade 4--10 mm wide, flat to rolled. Inflorescence: 20--40 cm, narrow; spikelets appressed. Spikelet: 10--20 mm, cylindric; florets 8--14; lower glume +- 1.5 mm, upper +- 3 mm; lemma 2.5--4(4.5) mm, tip truncate to broadly rounded, crenate to entire. Chromosomes: n=20.
Ecology: Freshwater marshes, lakes; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaRH, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to southern Alaska. Flowering Time: May--Jun
Synonyms: Glyceria davyi (Merr.) Tzvelev
Unabridged Note: The type of Glyceria davyi was collected in a marsh near Guerneville (J. Burtt Davy 6005 in 1899). This name has been consistently treated as a synonym of Glyceria leptostachya (Hitchcock 1951; Munz 1959; Best et al. 1996, Barkworth & Anderton 2007).
eFlora Treatment Author: Gordon Leppig
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Glyceria grandis
Next taxon: Glyceria ×occidentalis
Citation for this treatment: Gordon Leppig 2016. Glyceria leptostachya, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27079, 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.