Bouteloua rothrockii Vasey
Bouteloua barbata Lag. var. rothrockii (Vasey) Gould
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Commelinidae||Dayflowers and spiderworts, and several others|
|Order||Cyperales||Flowering plants including grasses|
|Family||Poaceae||Grasses (but not sedges or rushes)|
|Genus||Bouteloua||Named after the brothers Claudio (1774-1842) and Estéban (1776-1813) Boutelou, Spanish botanists and horticulturists. Claudio was a professor of agriculture in Madrid and Esteban was possibly also|
|Species||rothrockii||After Dr. Joseph Trimble Rothrock (1839-1922), professor of botany at the University of Pennsylvania and surgeon on the Wheeler Exploring Expedition of 1873-1875|
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Bouteloua rothrockii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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8/26/2014 · La Ventana Natural Arch, El Malpais, NM
≈ 5 × 4" (13 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain
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