. Grasses of North America [microform] : the grasses classified, described and each genus illustrated, with chapters on their geographical distribution and a bibliography. Grasses; Forage plants; Graminées; Plantes fourragères. FESTrcE.E. 495 perale regions of tlie Northern Hemisphere, Australia, and some parts of Africa and South America. It is difficult to assign to Kceleria any positive character. Tlio glumes are more scarious and have fainter nerves than in the others of the subtribe. It ha.s been divided into two sections: 1. Airochloa Link. The glumes obtuse or acute without dis- tinct p

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. Grasses of North America [microform] : the grasses classified, described and each genus illustrated, with chapters on their geographical distribution and a bibliography. Grasses; Forage plants; Graminées; Plantes fourragères. FESTrcE.E. 495 perale regions of tlie Northern Hemisphere, Australia, and some parts of Africa and South America. It is difficult to assign to Kceleria any positive character. Tlio glumes are more scarious and have fainter nerves than in the others of the subtribe. It ha.s been divided into two sections: 1. Airochloa Link. The glumes obtuse or acute without dis- tinct p
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. Grasses of North America [microform] : the grasses classified, described and each genus illustrated, with chapters on their geographical distribution and a bibliography. Grasses; Forage plants; Graminées; Plantes fourragères. FESTrcE.E. 495 perale regions of tlie Northern Hemisphere, Australia, and some parts of Africa and South America. It is difficult to assign to Kceleria any positive character. Tlio glumes are more scarious and have fainter nerves than in the others of the subtribe. It ha.s been divided into two sections: 1. Airochloa Link. The glumes obtuse or acute without dis- tinct points. 2. Lophorhloa Reichb. The floral glume with a distinct point or short awn at or Just l)elow the tip. 1. K. cristata (L.) Pers. Syn. 1: or (1805). Air a crisfafa L. Sp. PL 63 (175;}). Fesfiica crififafa Vill. Dauph. 2:93(1787). Poa pi/rawiduialiiim. 111. 1:183 (1791). P.rristdfit Willd. Spec. 1 : 4()-* (17!)7). luelcria nilida Nutt. Gon. 1: 74 (1818). K. 2m'- vijlom liert. Schult. .Maut. 2:344 (18-34). An erect very variable i)ereunial, 30-70 cm. higli. Ligule very short; blades flat or involute, the lower sparingly hairy or downy. 10-20 cm. long, about 2 mm. wide, obliquely auriculatc at the base. Panicle si)ikclike, more or less interrupted or lobod, 5-13 cm. long, axis and rays downy. Si)ikelets 2-4-flowercd, 4-5 mm. long; iirst empty glume 2.5-3.5 mm. long, ^? , 1 n 1 1 .,' , 1 *'IG- 99.—ifefo- second and floral glumes 3.4 mm. long. ,.^7^ cristata. Michigan, Heal 103, Wheeler (llubbardston) for ^'?\^*-;'^V U. S. Dept. Agricul. 5(;3, Cooley; Illinois, BcaJ, Behh for Clark 3390; South Dakota, i)?//e^ in 1889; Colorado, CW.svs/W^, Joues 254; Wyoming, Buffum, c. 14, c. 15, c. 27, c. 50, c. GO; Arizona, Totimet/ 721, 921, Jones 4013; Geol. Surv. Canada, Van- couver Island; Washington, Lake; Oregon, Howellj California, Torre// 5G9 in 18G5, Bolander 31. 114. (229). Catabrosa Beauv. Agrost. 97 (1812). S])ikelets 2-rarely 3-4-flowered, in a loose panicle, rachilla articu-

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