Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Monocotyledon Literature for Deschampsia nubigena
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Poaceae -- The Grass Family Bibliography
      Deschampsia nubigena
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Poaceae - Deschampsia nubigena

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Tufted perennials; culms stiff, 30-100 cm tall, glabrous.
Sheaths glabrous; ligule 5-8 mm long, membranous, lanceolate-acuminate; blades 5-30 cm long, 0.5-1.5 mm wide, folded, glabrous, margins scabrous.
Inflorescences paniculate, 5-30 cm long, usually open, oblong-ovate, scarious, capillary branches in fascicles, some naked at base, some also spikelet-bearing near base; spikelets 2-flowered, 4.5-5.5 mm long, glabrous, rachilla pubescent, prolonged beyond second floret; first glume ca. 3.5 mm long; second glume ca. 4 mm long, keel scabrous; lemmas thin, hyaline, scabrous, ca. 4 mm long, apex deeply 4-toothed, awned from near base, 6-9 mm long, the awn usually bent near the lower 1/3, callus hairs ca. 1 mm long; palea serrulate on both keels, bifid.
Caryopsis ovoid, cylindrical, ca. 1.6 mm long, apex rostellate, the surface slightly rugose.
2n = 26*