Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Hierochloe odorata (L.) P.Beauv. subsp. odorata

Verified by: Vorontsova, M.12 April 2012
Notes: Verified with Flora Europaea vol. 5. Ligule long and membranous. Inflorescence a lax pyramidal panicle. Spikelets laterally compressed with 2 male florets and 1 terminal hermaphrodite floret. Glumes membranous, subequal, ovate about as long as the florets. Lemma of male florets membranous and mucronate, lemma of hermaphrodite floret hard. Stamens 3 in male florets, only 2 in the hernaphrodite floret. Lemmas covered with adpressed hairs.
Locality: Ireland
Collector:Meikle, R.D.s.n.

inflorescence inflorescence

inflorescence rachis inflorescence rachis

spikelet spikelet

spikelet and glummes spikelet and glummes

spikelet spikelet

dissected spikelet dissected spikelet

floret floret

lemma lemma

floret floret

hermaphrodite floret hermaphrodite floret

dissected hermaphrodite terminal floret dissected hermaphrodite terminal floret

leaves leaves

ligule ligule leaf surface leaf surface leaf cross section leaf cross section

flowering plant