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Poaceae Aira brevifolia Pursh

Fl. Amer. Sept. (Pursh) 1: 76. 1813 [Dec 1813]


Weippe Priarie northeast of Kamiah, Idaho County (Idaho, Northwestern U.S.A., Northern America)

Type Information


M.Lewis, W.Clark s.n.

Collection Date as Text:

10 Jun 1806

Type Location:

lectotype PH-LC 170 170


nomenclatural synonym:Poaceae Airopsis brevifolia (Pursh) Roem. & Schult. Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 2: 578. 1817 [Nov 1817]

Remarks: For the locality, Pursh stated: "In the plains of Missouri [River]. M. Lewis"; this is an error (fide J. L. Reveal, pers. comm.); the specimen label states: "The most common grass through the plains of Columbia & near the Kooskooskee R. Jun: 10th 1806."

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