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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Morphology

Physical Description

Perennials, Terrestrial, not aquatic, Stems nodes swollen or brittle, Stems erect or ascending , Stems caespitose, tufted, or clustered, Stems terete, round in cross section, or polygonal, Stem nodes bearded or hairy, Stem internodes hollow, Stems with inflorescence less than 1 m tall, Stems, culms, or scapes exceeding basal leaves, Leaves mostly cauline, Leaves conspicuously 2-ranked, distichous, Leaves sheathing at base, Leaf sheath mostly closed, Leaf sheath hairy, hispid or prickly, Leaf sheath and blade differentiated, Leaf blades linear, Leaf blades 2-10 mm wide, Leaf blades mostly flat, Leaf blades more or less hairy, Leaf blades scabrous, roughened, or wrinkled, Ligule present, Ligule an unfringed eciliate membrane, Inflorescence terminal, Inflorescence an open panicle, openly paniculate, branches spreading, Inflorescence solitary, with 1 spike, fascicle, glomerule, head, or cluster per stem or culm, Inflorescence lax, widely spreading, branches drooping, pendulous, Inflorescence with 2-10 branches, Inflorescence branches more than 10 to numerous, Flowers bis exual, Spikelets pedicellate, Spikelets laterally compressed, Spikelet 3-10 mm wide, Spikelets with 8-40 florets, Spikelets solitary at rachis nodes, Spikelets all alike and fertille, Spikelets bisexual, Spikelets disarticulating above the glumes, glumes persistent, Spikelets disarticulating beneath or between the florets, Rachilla or pedicel hairy, Glumes present, empty bracts, Glumes 2 clearly present, Glumes equal or subequal, Glumes distinctly unequal, Glumes shorter than adjacent lemma, Glumes 1 nerved, Glumes 3 nerved, Lemmas thin, chartaceous, hyaline, cartilaginous, or membranous, Lemma 5-7 nerved, Lemma body or surface hairy, Lemma apex acute or acuminate, Lemma distinctly awned, more than 2-3 mm, Lemma with 1 awn, Lemma awn less than 1 cm long, Lemma awn subapical or dorsal, Lemma awns straight or curved to base, Lemma margins thin, lying flat, Lemma straight, Palea present, well developed, Palea membranous, hyaline, Palea shorter than lemma, Palea 2 nerved or 2 ke eled, Stamens 3, Styles 2-fid, deeply 2-branched, Stigmas 2, Fruit - caryopsis, Caryopsis ellipsoid, longitudinally grooved, hilum long-linear, Caryopsis hairy at apex.
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Type Information

Isotype for Bromus ciliatus var. montanus Vasey ex Beal
Catalog Number: US 1008608
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. N. Patterson
Year Collected: 1892
Locality: In mountains., Colorado, United States, North America
  • Isotype: Beal, W. J. 1896. Grasses N. Amer. 2: 619.
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Syntype for Bromus anomalus Rupr. ex E. Fourn.
Catalog Number: US 865510A
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. G. Galeotti
Year Collected: 1840
Locality: Cerro San Felipe., Oaxaca, Mexico, North America
  • Syntype: Fournier, E. P. 1886. Mexic. Pl. 2: 126.; Wagner, --. 1952. Brittonia. 7: 469.
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Isosyntype for Bromus kalmii var. porteri J.M. Coult.
Catalog Number: US 254366
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. M. Coulter
Year Collected: 1873
Locality: Buffalo Peaks., Chaffee / Park, Colorado, United States, North America
  • Isosyntype: Coulter, J. M. 1885. Man. Rocky. Mt. 425.
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Lectotype for Bromus ciliatus var. minor Munro ex L.H. Dewey
Catalog Number: US 132950
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): V. Havard
Year Collected: 1883
Locality: Slopes of Chisos Mtns., Vieja Mtn. west Texas., Brewster, Texas, United States, North America
  • Lectotype: Dewey, L. H. 1894. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 2: 548.
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Isotype for Bromus kalmii var. major Vasey ex Shear
Catalog Number: US 132928
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): L. R. Ward
Year Collected: 1875
Locality: Above Sting's Meadows., Utah, United States, North America
Elevation (m): 2073 to 2073
  • Isotype: Shear, C. L. 1900. U.S.D.A. Div. Agrostol. Bull. 23: 35.
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Lectotype for Bromus anomalus Rupr. ex E. Fourn.
Catalog Number: US 865511A
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. G. Galeotti
Year Collected: 1840
Locality: Real del Monte., Mexico, Central America
  • Lectotype: Fournier, E. P. 1886. Mexic. Pl. 2: 126.; Wagner, --. 1952. Brittonia. 7: 469.
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Isotype for Bromus ciliatus var. montanus Vasey ex Beal
Catalog Number: US 102036
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. N. Patterson
Year Collected: 1892
Locality: Mountains about the head waters of Clear Creek., Clear Creek, Colorado, United States, North America
Microhabitat: Thin soil on rocks.
Elevation (m): 2652
  • Isotype: Beal, W. J. 1896. Grasses N. Amer. 2: 619.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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