Deschampsia brevifolia R. Br.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsDeschampsia caespitosa var. brevifolia (R. Br.) Trautv., Aira brevifolia (R. Br.) Lange, Deschampsia arctica (Spreng.) Ostenf., Aira arctica Spreng.
DescriptionSimilar to D. caespitosa, but low-growing; panicle contracted, oblong or ovate, with short, upright branches bearing spikelets close to base; leaves of basal tuft short, narrow; blade of stem leaf very short.
EcologyWet places in tundra, riverbanks, solifluction soil.
Described from Melville Island.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.