Genus:
Hordeum L.

Hordeum depressum (Scribn. & J.G.Sm.) Rydb.

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

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 5-45 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.1-0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate, or involute; 1-3(-4) mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; exserted, or embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 1.5-6 cm long. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; flattened. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; falling with spikelet above. Spikelets in threes. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels oblong; 0.5-1 mm long.
Sterile
Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; containing empty lemmas; lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3-5 mm long; shorter than fertile; deciduous with the fertile. Companion sterile spikelet glumes subulate. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas muticous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; containing empty lemmas; lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3-5 mm long; shorter than fertile; deciduous with the fertile. Companion sterile spikelet glumes subulate. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas muticous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes collateral; similar. Lower glume subulate; 8.5-15 mm long; 1 length of upper glume. Lower glume margins eciliate. Upper glume subulate; 8.5-15 mm long. Upper glume margins eciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 5-8(-10) mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface smooth, or scaberulous; rough above. Lemma apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 5-10(-20) mm long overall.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 0.6-1 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
Distribution
North America: western Canada, northwest USA, southwest USA, and Mexico.
Reference
Triticeae. Intermountain Fl. 20044.

Native to:

California, Idaho, Mexico Northwest, Oregon, Washington

Introduced into:

British Columbia, South Carolina

Hordeum depressum (Scribn. & J.G.Sm.) Rydb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 36: 539 (1909)

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

  • 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 2022. 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 2022. 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