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Achnatherum (occidentale)

Jim Barner
Seed Extractory Manager
USDA FS - R6 Bend Seed Extractory
63095 Deschutes Market Rd.
Bend, Oregon 97701
541-383-5498 (fax)

Family Scientific Name: Poaceae
Family Common Name: Grass family
Scientific Name: Achnatherum occidentale (Thurb.) Barkworth
Common Name: Western needlegrass
Species Code: ACOC3
Ecotype: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, LaGrande Ranger District, Oregon; 4000-4300 ft. elevation
Propagation Goal: seeds
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Collection: Small lot, 0.96 pounds, hand collected into paper bag.
Propagule Processing: METHOD OF CLEANING: Seed cleaned using a Westrup Model LA-H laboratory brush machine, with a #40 mantel, at medium speed. Lot was then air-screened using a office Clipper, with a top screen, 3x16 wire and a bottom screen, blank, medium speed, medium air. Number of Seeds per Pound: 151,700, Purity: 99%, X-Ray 100 Seeds: 94% Filled, Moisture Content: 8.23%
Harvesting, Storage and Shipping: Storage: Freezer Storage


Barner, Jim. 2008. Propagation protocol for production of Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.) Achnatherum occidentale (Thurb.) Barkworth seeds USDA FS - R6 Bend Seed Extractory Bend, Oregon. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/05/08). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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