Danthonia spicata

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Common name:

Abbreviation Code: DASP


  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • (unranked): Angiosperms
  • (unranked): Monocots
  • (unranked): Commelinids
  • Order: Poales
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Genus: Danthonia
  • Species: D. spicata


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Danthonia spicata seed
Photo Credit Lisa HIntz

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.

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