Taxon  Report   65 
Achnatherum brachychaetum  (Godron) Barkworth  (not an active name; please see Stipa brachychaeta)
Argentine needlegrass,  Shortbristled needlegrass
Achnatherum brachychaetum
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Achnatherum brachychaetum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Achnatherum brachychaetum
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Achnatherum
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Stipa brachychaeta
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PLANTS: Nassella brachychaeta
PLANTS: Stipa brachychaeta
NOTE: Achnatherum brachychaetum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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: Feb 22, 2018).

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