Taxon  Report   9258    
Torreyochloa pallida  (Torr.) G. L. Church
Pale false mannagrass
Torreyochloa pallida
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Torreyochloa pallida
© 2011 Eric Wrubel
Torreyochloa pallida
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Torreyochloa pallida, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California.

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Torreyochloa pallida
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Torreyochloa
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Torreyochloa pallida
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).