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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Commelinidae
Ordo: Poales
Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Eragrostideae
Genus: Dasyochloa
Species: D. argentina - D. avenacea - D. kurtziana - D. longiglumis - D. pulchella - D. pygmaea


Dasyochloa Willd. ex Steud.



Dasyochloa is a monotypic species[1] of grass containing the single species Dasyochloa pulchella (syn. Erioneuron pulchellum), which is known by the common names fluffgrass and low woollygrass. It is native to the Southwestern United States, California, and northern to central Mexico, where it grows in dry regions such as deserts.

It is a perennial bunchgrass forming small tufts just a few centimeters high with clumps of short, sharp-pointed leaves. The tufts are often enveloped in masses of cottony fibers; these are actually hairlike strands of excreted and evaporated mineral salts.[1] The inflorescence is one or two centimeters long and bears spikelets which are pale in color, sometimes striped with red, purple, or green.


1. ^ a b Grass Manual Treatment

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