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This species is accepted, and its native range is Oregon to California.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; robust; 22-70 cm long. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-6 mm long; erose; obtuse, or acute. Leaf-blades 15-25 cm long; 6-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; dense; 9-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 10-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 10-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 8-12 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3-7 -veined. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 10-13 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3-9 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; laterally compressed; 12-14 mm long; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; keeled; distinctly keeled; 9-11 -veined. Lemma lateral veins distinct. Lemma surface pubescent, or pilose. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 2-7 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 2-4 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; apex fleshy.
Distribution
North America: northwest USA and southwest .
Reference
Bromeae. Pavlick 2004.

Native to:

California, Oregon

Bromus maritimus (Piper) Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in W.L.Jepson, Fl. Calif. 1: 177 (1912)

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

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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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