Taxon  Report   12056 
Stipa manicata  E. Desv.
Andean tussockgrass
Stipa manicata
© 2011 Eric Wrubel, NPS
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Stipa manicata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Stipa manicata
© 2011 Eric Wrubel, NPS
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Nassella formicara
TJM2: Nassella formicarum
TJM2: Nassella manicata
TJM2: Stipa formicarum
More information about  Stipa manicata
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 24, 2016).

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