1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Calamagrostis Adans.
      1. Calamagrostis koelerioides Vasey

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. U.S.A. to California.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes absent, or short. Culms 40-80 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths smooth. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.5-3.5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; erose, or lacerate; truncate, or obtuse. Collar glabrous. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle smooth, or scaberulous above. Panicle contracted; linear; 7-12 cm long; 1-1.5 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.24-0.5 length of lemma.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose. Floret callus hairs 0.24-0.5 length of lemma.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 5-6 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins distinct. Lemma apex dentate; 4 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.1 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 5-6 mm long overall; not or scarcely exserted from spikelet; with twisted column. Palea 1 length of lemma. Rhachilla extension 1.2 mm long; 0.25 length of fertile floret; pilose; with 1 mm long hairs.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; 0.6 mm long. Anthers 3; 2.2-3.2 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
    Distribution
    North America: northwest USA, southwest USA, and Mexico.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Fl Pac NW 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

    Calamagrostis koelerioides Vasey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Orcutt, C.R. [s.n.], California Calamagrostis densa K000838368

    First published in Bot. Gaz. 16: 147 (1891)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    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