Publication: Phytologia 74(1): 10. 1993.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA24: "Achnatherum occidentale subsp. pubescens grows from Washington to California and eastward to Wyoming, at 1300–4700 m. It is the most widespread and variable subspecies of A. occidentale, intergrading with subsp. californicum, A. nelsonii, and A. lettermanii. It differs from the latter two in its shorter paleas and its pilose awns."