Taxon  Report   73 
Achnatherum nelsonii  (Scribn.) Barkworth  ssp. dorei  (Barkworth & J. R. Maze) Barkworth  (not an active name)
Dore's needlegrass,  Mountain needlegrass
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Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Achnatherum
Parent Record Achnatherum nelsonii
Sagebrush Scrub
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
ICPN accepted name: Stipa nelsonii var. dorei
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PLANTS: Achnatherum nelsonii var. dorei
PLANTS: Stipa columbiana
PLANTS: Stipa minor
PLANTS: Stipa nelsonii ssp. dorei
PLANTS: Stipa nelsonii var. dorei
PLANTS: Stipa occidentalis var. minor
NOTE: Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 26, 2018).

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