1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca scabrifolia Renvoize

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Bolivia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths papery; dull. Culms erect; 30-90 cm long. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 10-20 cm long; 0.5-0.8 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough abaxially; pubescent; hairy adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; 6-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; 1-2 cm long. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3-3.5 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.5-4 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 5-7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma apex acuminate to setaceously attenuate; muticous. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scabrous; eciliate, or pubescent. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. Gr Bolivia 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia

    Festuca scabrifolia Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Buchtien, O. [s.n.], Bolivia K000433652

    First published in Gramin. Bolivia: 109 (1998)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0