Taxon  Report   8010 
Torreyochloa pallida  (Torr.) G. L. Church  var. pauciflora  (J. Presl) J. I Davis
Mannagrass,  Pale false mannagrass, Weak mannagrass
Torreyochloa pallida var. pauciflora
© 2011 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
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Torreyochloa pallida var. pauciflora
© 2014 Belinda Lo
Torreyochloa pallida var. pauciflora
© 1973 Dean Wm. Taylor
Torreyochloa pallida var. pauciflora, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Torreyochloa pallida var. pauciflora
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Torreyochloa
Parent Record Torreyochloa pallida
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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PLANTS: Torreyochloa pauciflora
PLANTS: Torreyochloa pauciflora var. microtheca
PLANTS: Torreyochloa pauciflora var. holmii
PLANTS: Puccinellia pauciflora var. microtheca
PLANTS: Puccinellia pauciflora var. holmii
PLANTS: Glyceria pauciflora
PLANTS: Glyceria otisii
ICPN: Puccinellia californica
ICPN + PLANTS: Puccinellia pauciflora
ICPN: Glyceria californica
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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: Jul 19, 2018).

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