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Poaceae
Hordeum murinum L.

Verified by: Xanthos, M.28 June 2012
Notes: Verified with Flora Europaea vol. 5. Nodes swollen but stem not swollen at base. Leaves glabrous or with few scattered long hairs. Ligule membranous short, sheath glabrous and auriculate at mouth. Inflorescence compressed spike. Spikelets 3 at each node. Florets 1, glumes linear subulate with a long terminal awn. Rachilla prolonged in central spikelet. Glumes of central spikelet long ciliate. Lateral spikelet sterile. Rachilla prolongation on lateral spikelets orange-brown.Hordeum glaucum is a synonym of H.murinum subsp. glaucum. Not sure if this is the actual subspecies so will leave it as H.murinum.
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Wild voucher no:                               1975
Locality: New Zealand, Otago Prov., Clutha river area
Field notes: Introduced.
Collector:Hubbard, C.E.38

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