1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca vettonica Fuente, Ortúñez & Ferrero Lom.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; slender; 13-26 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths tubular for much of their length; with 0.66-0.75 of their length closed; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath auricles erect; 0.2-0.6 mm long; obtuse. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; truncate. Leaf-blades curved; conduplicate; elliptic in section, or circular in section; 3.2-7.5 cm long; 0.6-0.8 mm wide; pruinose. Leaf-blade venation comprising 7 vascular bundles; with 5 inner ridges; with continuous uniform subepidermal sclerenchyma layer on the underside. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 9-25 fertile spikelets. Panicle open; lanceolate, or oblong; 2.4-4.6 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-5 in number. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 4.8-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 4.8-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.8-2.4 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 2.5-3.5 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; with scarious margins; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 3.5-5.5 mm long; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma apex acute; mucronate, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 0.8-1.2 mm long overall. Palea 2.4-4.5 mm long. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Distribution
    Europe: southwestern.
    Reference
    Poeae. Fuente 2005.

    Distribution

    Festuca vettonica Fuente, Ortúñez & Ferrero Lom. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Lazaroa 20: 5 (1999)

    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.

    Sources

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

    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