Dissanthelium californicum (Nutt.) Benth., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 4: 56, t. 1375. 1881.

Catalina grass



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Stenochloa californica Nutt.


Conservation Status

Last record: 1912

Rediscovered in ?



Catalina Island, Channel Islands, California, USA


Biology & Ecology










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