Puccinellia langeana (Berl.) Sgrens.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsAtropis laeviuscula Krecz., Puccinellia paupercula (Holm) Fern. & Weath., Puccinellia alaskana Scribn. & Merr., Glyceria langeana Berl., Glyceria paupercula Holm
DescriptionCaespitose, glabrous, glaucous; culms tall, erect or recurved; ligules 1.5-2 mm long; cauline leaves 1-2 mm wide; panicle branches in pairs; spikelets appressed, short-pedicellate; pedicels not or very slightly thickened; spikelets more or less purplish, 4-6 mm long, 3-flowered; glumes distinctly nerved, narrowly white-mar- gined, the second longer; lemmas 5-nerved, glabrous or more or less hairy at base; callus hairs absent; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long.
EcologyShores, in salt and brackish water.
Sgrensen distinguishes 3 very closely related subspecies (Langeana, alaskana, and asiatica); for differences, see the key.
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.