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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Cat. N. Y. 69. 1888.
Synonym Poa hypnoides Lam. Tabl. Encycl. 1:185. 1791. Megastachya hypnoides Beauv. Ess. Agrost. 74, 167, 175. 1812. Poa reptans var. caespitosa Torr. Fl. North. & Mid. U. S. 1:115. 1823. Neeragrostis hypnoides Bush, Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 13:180. 1903. Erosion hypnoides Lunell, Amer. Midl. Nat. 4:221. 1915.
Description Stoloniferous, widely spreading annual, forming dense mats; culms very slender, 5-10 cm. high; blades 1-2 cm. long, flat or becoming loosely involute, stiffly spreading; panicles pale, dense, subcapitate, 1-2 cm. long, nearly as broad; spikelets 5-12 mm. long, few- to many-flowered, on short stiff pedicels; glumes unequal, the first 1 mm. long, the second 1.5 mm. long, broader than the first; lemmas 1.5-2 mm. long, acute, rather broad at the base with thin margins; an- thers 0.2 mm. long.
Distribution Lake shores, stream banks, ditches, and wet places, United States and the West Indies to Argentina.
Specimen COCLE: El Valle de Anton, Hunter d Allen 378. COLON: Fato, Pittier 4146. CANAL ZONE: between France Field, Canal Zone, and Catival, Panama, Standley 3027I; Juan Mina, Bartlett d Lasser I6360.
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