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The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

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Names are linked to treatments from the Manual


Key to DESCHAMPSIA

N.B.: couplets are linked, e.g., 1. is linked to 1'.

  1. Annual
D. danthonioides
  1' Perennial
 
    2. Inflorescence < 1 cm wide; basal leaf blades ± 1 mm wide
D. elongata
    2' Inflorescence > 1 cm wide; basal leaf blades 1–7 mm wide
 
      3. Lemma awned at middle; cauline leaf blades 3–7 mm wide
D. atropurpurea
      3' Lemma awned below middle; cauline leaf blades 1–4 mm wide
D. cespitosa
        4. Inflorescence open, lower branches spreading to drooping
subsp. cespitosa
        4' Inflorescence compact, lower branches ascending to erect
subsp. holciformis


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