1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eriochloa Kunth
      1. Eriochloa lemmonii Vasey & Scribn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Arizona to SW. New Mexico and Mexico.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms decumbent; weak; 20-60(-100) cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 5-15 cm long; 3-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pubescent; hairy on both sides.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 3-8; borne along a central axis; erect, or ascending; unilateral; 2-5 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 6-18 cm long; villous. Rhachis angular; villous on surface. Rhachis hairs 4 mm long. Spikelet packing regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; villous; with 1.5-3 mm long hairs.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acuminate, or attenuate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; 5 -veined; pubescent; acuminate, or attenuate. Fertile lemma elliptic; 3 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface reticulate. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse; mucronate. Principal lemma awn 0.3-0.5 mm long overall. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    North America: southwest USA and Mexico.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Gr Texas 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Arizona, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico

    Eriochloa lemmonii Vasey & Scribn. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Gaz. 9: 185 (1883)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. 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 2020. 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 2020. 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