Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Bothriochloa barbinodis (Lagasca) Herter
(Cane Bluestem)

Family: Poaceae

Status: Native

Amphilophis barbinodis (Lagasca) Nash
Andropogon barbinodis Lagasca
Andropogon perforatus Fournier

Bothriochloa barbinodis is one of several grasses with spikelets in twos-- one is sessile and the other is pedicelled. In this species, the pedicelled spikelet is much less well developed and shorter than the sessile one. The Latin name refers to the beard of short hairs surrounding each node on the culms.
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Bothriochloa barbinodis, photo Russ Kleinman, Georgetown Road, Oct. 17, 2007

Bothriochloa barbinodis, macro of panicle, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Pancho Canyon, Nov. 7, 2008

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