Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses of the subtribe Stipeæ and the tribe Agrostideæ, known by the rigid obovoid fruit-bearing glume; the mountain-rice. There are about 15 species, natives of temperate and subtropical America. They are turf-grasses, sometimes tall, with rigid flat or roundish leaves, and a loose terminal panicle of rather large greenish one-flowered spikelets. See
bunch-grass, and mountain-rice, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of grasses incluiding rice grass.
- n. rice grass
“Threatened species, or those at the limit of their biogeographic range include Stephanomeria runcinata, Atriplex powellii, Orobanche ludoviciana, A. suckleyi, Oryzopsis micrantha, Lupinus pusillus, Plantago elongata, Muhlenbergia racemosa, Erigonium cernuum and Antennaria dimorpha.”
“(Oryzopsis hymenoides), purslane (Portulaca), sand dropseed”
“(Agropyron smithii), sacaton (Sporobolus), and sand bunchgrass (Oryzopsis hymenioides).”
“(_a_) grains, contained in their glumes or husks, of some grass, probably _Oryzopsis membranacea_; (_b_) what appears to be the minute spherical spore cases of some microscopical fungus.”
Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895 Seventeenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1895-1896, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1898, pages 519-744
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