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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Canada to Central & E. U.S.A.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms 70-120 cm long; 6-8 -noded. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; pilose; with reflexed hairs. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 10-20 cm long; 6-13 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy adaxially, or on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 12-22 cm long. Primary panicle branches drooping. Panicle branches with insignificant pulvini. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 5-7 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 6-8 mm long; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 8-13 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy all along. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 5-8 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
Distribution
North America: north-central USA, northeast USA, and southeast USA.
Reference
Bromeae. Man US Gr 1994.

Native to:

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

Bromus nottowayanus Fernald appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Rhodora 43: 530 (1941)

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