Eriocoma nevadensis (B.L.Johnson) Romasch.

First published in PhytoKeys 126: 102 (2019)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. U.S.A. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Morphology General Habit
Perennial (tufted); caespitose; clumped densely. Culms 40-90 cm long. Culm-internodes antrorsely scabrous; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; flat, or involute; 10-25 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface puberulous (above).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; 10-25 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 7-10 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 7-10 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 7-10 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 7-10 mm long; hyaline; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; 5-6.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface villous. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma hairs 1.5 mm long. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn bigeniculate; 20-35 mm long overall; with twisted column; limb plumose (first and second segment); with 0.5-1.5 mm long hairs. Column of lemma awn glabrous. Palea 0.5 length of lemma; 2 -veined; without keels. Palea surface pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
Distribution
North America: southwest USA.
Reference
Stipeae. Johnston.
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Sources

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