1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puccinellia Parl.
      1. Puccinellia parishii Hitchc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central U.S.A.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending; 3-10 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long; erose; obtuse. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 0.5-1 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; 1-4 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches appressed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 1.5-2 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.75-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 2 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins stopping well short of apex. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy below; hairy on veins. Lemma apex erose; truncate, or obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; 0.6 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    North America: southwest USA.
    Reference
    Poeae. Fl Pac NW 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico

    Puccinellia parishii Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 41: 157 (1928)

    Accepted by

    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0