Taxon  Report   66 
Achnatherum coronatum  (Thurber) Barkworth  (not an active name; please see Stipa coronata)
Giant stipa,  giant needlegrass, giant ricegrass

Achnatherum coronatum
© 2010 Christopher Bronny
Achnatherum coronatum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Achnatherum coronatum
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Achnatherum
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Stipa coronata
Alternate Names:
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XWALK: Stipa coronata var. coronata
 NOTE: Achnatherum coronatum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 13, 2015).

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