Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Piptochaetium fimbriatum (Kunth) Hitchcock
Oryzopis fimbriata (Kunth) Hemsley
Stipa fimbriata Kunth
Piptochaetium fimbriatum makes small discrete grassy tufts under small trees including Pinon pine as the common name suggests. The inflorescence consists of spikelets with one flower in a panicle. The awn is 1-3cm long, twisted at the base.
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Piptochaetium fimbriatum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Wild Horse Cyn., Aug. 15, 2007
Piptochaetium fimbriatum, detail of spikelet, photo Russ Kleinman, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Sept. 26, 2007
Piptochaetium fimbriatum, glumes about 5mm long, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Sept. 26, 2007
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