Bromus sitchensis var. carinatus
- Latin Name: Bromus sitchensis var. carinatus
- Family: Poaceae
- Common Names: California brome
- Synonyms/Misapplications: Bromus carinatus, Ceratochloa carinata
- Codon: BROSIT
|Photo by Craig Althen, 2015. Also featured on Main Page|
|Genus:|| Bromus L.|
|Species:|| Bromus carinatus Hook. & Arn.|
Perennial It is hardy to zone 0. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies, bees, beetles. The plant is self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It requires moist soil.
Seed sample from: 2008
Average measurement: 14.6 x 1.5 x 1.5
Measurement range: L: 13.5 – 16 W: 1.1 – 1.8 D: 1.2 - 2
Shape: Inner seed is about ½ the size of its husk, and brown.
Color:Seed husk tan, tending to be whiter toward hilium, and browner towards awn.
Surface:Hilium is somewhat glossy, while rest of husk is very hairy. Awn is brown and straight. Surface of seed longitudinally striate and glossy.
Basic Explanations and Assumptions:
The dimensions for the seeds are length x width x depth. The location of the hilum is used as the base of the seed, and the length is measured from hilum to the opposite apex. Where a style is present, the length is measured from the hilum to the bottom of the style. Width is measured at a right angle to the length at the widest part. Depth is measured at a right angle to the intersection of height and width lines.
Measurements included are the mean average for each measurement of ten separate seeds.
All measurements in millimeters unless otherwise noted.