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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Hordeum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Hordeum intercedens Nevski
Habit: Annual. Stem: 0.5--4 dm, bent at base or erect, loosely tufted; nodes generally pubescent. Leaf: sheath hairs in vertical lines, auricles generally 0, occasionally < 2 mm; blade to 9 cm, to 4 mm wide, sparsely to densely long-spreading-hairy on both surfaces. Inflorescence: 2.5--6.5 cm, pale green, generally +- enclosed at maturity. Central Spikelet: glumes 9--17 mm, generally straight with age, base flat; floret 4.5--7.5 mm; lemma awn 5.5--10 mm, generally slightly spreading with age.Lateral Spikelet: generally sterile; glumes < 18 mm, base flat; lemma 1.7--4.4 mm, tip obtuse to acute, awn generally 0 or < 1.2 mm.Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Vernal pools, dry, saline streambeds, alkaline flats; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, SCoRO, SCo, ChI, PR; Distribution Outside California: northwestern Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Sometimes treated as synonym of Hordeum pusillum Nutt., which has been reported from California, but not naturalized; needs study.
Synonyms: Hordeum pusillum Nutt., in part
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Hordeum depressum
Next taxon: Hordeum jubatum subsp. jubatum
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Hordeum intercedens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28385, 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.