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Catapodium rigidum (L.) C. E. Hubb.
Hard Poa; Fern Grass; Hard Meadow-grass; Poa rigida L; Festuca rigida L Raspail; Sclerochloa rigida L Link; Scleropoa rigida L Griseb; Desmazeria rigida L Tutin; Desmazeria rigidum orth var SWLJacobs, RDBWhalley & DJWheeler sensu Jacobs, SWL, Whalley, RDB & Wheeler, DJB 2009; Fern-grass; Catapodium rigidum subsp majus (C Presl) FH Perring & PD Sell; Desmazeria rigida (L) Tutin; Desmazeria rigida var major (C Presl) Stace; Festuca rigida (L) Raspail non Roth; Ferngrass

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Catapodium rigidum
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Catapodium rigidum

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Catapodium rigidum (L.) C.E. Hubbard ex Dony

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General Information
Symbol: CARI2
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : L48   I
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Tracey Slotta. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . France, Paris. Usage Requirements .

Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States . USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950. Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
DERI5 Desmazeria rigida (L.) Tutin ferngrass
PORI5 Poa rigida L.
SCRI3 Scleropoa rigida (L.) Griseb.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Catapodium Link – ferngrass
Species Catapodium rigidum (L.) C.E. Hubbard ex Dony – ferngrass

Subordinate Taxa

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The Grass Manual on the Web - Treatment (CARI2)
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